The monument of matrones conteining seuen seuerall lamps of virginitie, or distinct treatises; whereof the first fiue concerne praier and meditation: the other two last, precepts and examples, as the woorthie works partlie of men, partlie of women; compiled for the necessarie vse of both sexes out of the sacred Scriptures, and other approoued authors, by Thomas Bentley of Graies Inne student.
Bentley, Thomas, student of Gray's Inn., Abergavenny, Frances Nevill, Lady, d. 1576., Marguerite, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of Navarre, 1492-1549. Miroir de l'âme pécheresse. English & French., Catharine Parr, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1512-1548. Lamentacion of a sinner., Tyrwhit, Elizabeth, Morning and evening prayers., Catharine Parr, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1512-1548. Prayers or meditacions.
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¶ These foure clauses or texts of Scripture, are added to the worke by the Queenes Maiestie.


Ecclesiasticus. 25, verse. 17.

THere is not a more wicked head, than the head of a Serpent: and there is no wrath aboue the wrath of a woman.

But he that hath gotten a vertuous woman, hath gotten a goodlie possession: she is vnto him an helpe and piller, wherevpon he resteth.

It were better to dwell with a Lion and Dra∣gon, than to keepe house with a wicked woman.


Ecclesiasticus. 7, verse. 19.

Yet depart not from a discreete and good wo∣man, that is fallen to thee for thy portion in the feare of the Lord: for the gift of hir honestie is aboue gold.