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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A table orderlie comprehending, vnder some spe∣ciall titles, all such praiers, meditations, and other matters whatsoeuer, which conuenientlie might there vnto be referred or gathered in the first, second, and third Lamps or parts of this booke for the benefit of the simple reader: by T. B. S.

    ¶ Before praier.
  • A Meditation to be v∣sed before priuate morning praier, the se∣cond lampe, pag. 105.
  • Another to be vsed be∣fore euening praier, the second lampe, pag. 121.
  • Another to be vsed be∣fore common praier in the church. 2. l. pag. 158.
    ¶ Morning praier.
  • When one awaketh, 2. l. pag. 224.
  • At our vprising, 2. lam. pag. 103, 104.
  • A forme of priuate mor∣ning praier, 2. l. pag. 106, 107, &c.
  • An exercise of an hou∣sholder with his familie to praie in the morning, 2 l. pag. 225.
  • A fruitfull morning praier to bee vsed of all christians, 2 l. pag. 139.
  • Before one begin his worke, 2. l. pag. 226.
  • Another to the same purpose, ibid.
  • Before one begin to studie his lesson, 2. l. 227.
  • Before or after the ser∣mon, 2. l. pag. 162, 231.
  • At burials, 2. l. pag. 168.
  • Before the receiuing of the holie communion, 2. l. pag. 163.
  • After the receiuing of the Lords supper. 2. l. 166.
    ¶ Graces.
  • A praier before meate, 2. l. pag. 229.
  • A praier after meate, ibidem.
    ¶ Confessions, Lamentations, and complaints.
  • A confession before morning praier, 2. l. 103.
  • Another before eue∣ning praier, 2. l. pag. 117.
  • A confession of a peni∣tent person for his sinne, 2. l. pag. 148, 149, 153.
  • An humble confession of sinnes to the glorie of God, 2. l. pag. 37.
  • A lamentation & com∣plaint of a sinner bewai∣ling the ignorance of hir blind life led in supersti∣tion, with hartie repen∣tance in faith to obteine remissiō through Christ, 2. l. pag. 42.
  • A christian bewailing of miserable ignorance and blindnesse of men, 2. l. pag. 60.
    ¶ Contemplations.
  • Of Christs passion, 2. l. pag. 111.
  • Of the carefull passi∣ons of the sinfull soule & bodie, 2. l. pag. 128.
    ¶ Meditations.
  • Of the spirituall loue betweene CHRIST the bridegroome, and the faithfull soules of his church the brid, 1. l. pa. 8.
  • Of the inward loue of the christian soule to∣wards Christ, 2. l. pag. 1.
  • Of the soules slauerie by sinne, and redemption by Christ, ibid.
  • Of the soules affinitie with Christ, 2. l. pag. 5.
  • Of the soules infideli∣tie and apostasie from God, 2. l. pag. 10.
  • Of the intire affection and loue of God towards the sinfull soule of man, 2. l. pag. 15.
  • Of the vnion of life and death in the faithful soule by Christ, 2 l. pa. 21.
  • Of the longing of the soule by death to feed with Christ. 2. l. pag. 24.
  • Of the trust the soule hath in the merits of hir redeemer against the dread of hel and feare of damnation, 2. l pag. 27.
  • Of the incomprehen∣sible loue of Christ to the sinfull soule of man, and of the benefits that come of a true faith, 2. l. pag. 31.
  • ¶ Of true faith, and what it worketh in the soule of a sinner, 2. l. pag. 45.
  • Of the great loue of God towards mankind, and of the inward behol∣ding of Christ crucified, 2. l. pag. 49.
  • Of the glorious victo∣ries of Christ ouer all e∣nimies, 2. l. pag. 51.
  • Of the schoole of the crosse, wherevnto wee ought to submit our selues: and of the booke of the Crucifix, wherein Page  [unnumbered] we ought often to looke, 2 l. pag. 58
  • Of the miserable ig∣norance and blindnes of men much to be bewai∣led, 2. l. pag. 60.
  • Of the fruits and rules of true Christianitie to be followed, 2. l. pag. 64.
  • Of the fruites of infi∣delitie, and of the office of weakelings to be es∣chued, 2 l. pag. 66.
  • Of carnall gospellers by whose ill liuing Gods truth is shamefullie slan∣dered, 2 l. pag. 69.
  • Of the vertues and properties of Gods chil∣dren following their vo∣cation, 2. l. pag. 73.
  • Of amendement of life in all estates, 2. l. pag. 77.
  • ¶ Of our frailtie and miserie, 2. l. pag. 113.
  • Of the dreadfull day of iudgement, 2. l. pag. 129.
  • Of the vnspeakeable ioyes of heauen, and the vntollerable paines of hell, 2. l. pag. 198.
    ¶ Praiers.
  • ¶ The Lords praier, 2. l. pag. 221.
  • The Creed or articles of christian faith, 2. l. pag. 222.
  • The ten commande∣ments, 2. l. pag. 222.
    ¶ The praiers also.
  • Of Hagar, 1. l. pag. 1.
  • Of Naomic, 1. l. pag. 6.
  • Of Hannah, 1. l. pag. 6.
  • Of Abigael, 1. l. pag. 8.
  • Of Sarra Tobit, 1. l. pa. 39.
  • Of Iudeth, 1. l. pag. 41. 43.
  • Of Q. Hester, 1. l. pag. 46.
  • Of Susannah, 1. l pag. 48.
  • Of the Church, 1. l. pa 48.
  • Of the woman of Cana∣an, 1. l. pag. 49.
  • Of the fiue foolish Vir∣gins, 1. l. pag. 49.
  • Of the Queenes Ma∣iestic, 2. l pag. 1. 35. 36.
  • Of Q Katherin, 2. l. pag. 37. 80. &c.
  • Of L. Iane Dudly, 2. l. pag. 98.
  • Of Ladie Tirwit, 2. l. pag. 103. &c.
  • Of the L. Aburgaueny, 2. l. pag. 139.
  • Of Agnes the Martyr, 2. l. pag. 214.
  • Of Eulalia the martyr, ibid.
  • Of An Askew the mar∣tyr, idid.
  • Of Mistres Bradford, 2. l. pag. 215.
  • Of a certeine godlie Gentlewoman, ibid.
  • Of mistres Dorcas Martin, 2. l. pag. 221.
  • ¶ Proper praiers to be v∣sed onelie of the Queens most excellent Maiestie, 3. l. pag. 253, &c. 261. 273. 275. 276. 277. 279. 280. 297.
  • The Kings heast, 3. l. pag. 307.
  • The Queenes vowe, 3. l. pag. 321.
  • ¶ Praiers to God the Father, 2. l. pag. 121. 154.
  • To God the Sonne, 2. l. pag. 156.
  • To God the holie Ghost, 2. l. pag. 157.
  • To the blessed Trini∣tie, 2 l. pag. 114.
  • ¶ Alphabeticall prai∣ers, desifering the name of the Queens Maiestic. 3. l. pag. 280. 297. 303.
  • The name of the L. Aburgaueny. 2. l. pag. 207. 213.
  • ¶ For the whole estate of Christes church, 2. l. pag. 131.
  • For faith, 2. l. pag. 162.
  • For the true worship of God, 2. l pag. 158.
  • For remission of sins, and to obtaine a vertu∣ous life, 2. l. pag. 144.
  • For the obtaining of grace and mercie, 2. l. pag. 147. 150. 152.
  • For to be purged from fin and vncleanenesse, 2. l. pag. 151.
  • For the obtaining of mercie, and mittigating of miseries, 189. 190. &c.
  • For wisedome to go∣uerne well, 3. l. pag. 279.
  • For humilitie, 2. l. p. 170
  • For the obtaining of Gods grace and all good gifts of the spirit, 2. l. pag. 170.
  • For to liue vprightlie and to dwell in the euer∣lasting tabernacles, 2. l. pag. 159. 168. 169.
  • For patience and meek∣nesse to beare all afflicti∣ons, 2. l. pag. 184.
  • For the preachers to speake the word of God boldly, 2. l. pag. 231.
  • ¶ Against presumptuous pride and vaine glorie, 2. l. pag. 172.
  • Against couetousnesse and too much care of the world, 2. l. pag. 173.
  • Against lieng and e∣ull imaginations, 2. l. pag. 173.
  • Against the feare of worldlie casualties. 2. l. pag. 192.
  • Against the fellowship of the vngodlie, 2. l. p. 161
  • Against all vices gene∣rallie, 2. l pag. 174.
    Page  [unnumbered]¶In time of sicknesse.
  • For a sick child, 1. l. p. 49
  • Of tho sick at the houre of death, 2 l. pag. 202.
  • To die in faith, &c, 2. l. pag. 168.
    ¶In time of plague.
  • In the time of any com∣mon plague, &c, 2. l. p. 180
    ¶In time of battell.
  • In the 2. lamp. pag. 178.
    ¶In time of anie trouble.
  • In banishment, 1. l. pa. 1.
  • Against barrennesse, 1. l. pag. 6.
  • Against enemies of the Church, &c, 1. l pag. 8.
  • A lamentation of mise∣ries and plagues for our sinnes, 1. l. pag. 25. &c. 28. 33. 34. 38.
  • To be deliuered from reproch, 1. l. pag. 39.
  • For deliuerance from enemies. 1. l. pag. 41.
  • For strength to ouer∣come all enemies, 1. la. pag. 43.
  • For deliuerance out of the hands of traitours, &c, 1. l pag. 46. 2. l. pag. 36.
  • Of one wrongfullie condemned to death, 1. l. pag. 48.
  • Of the Church afflic∣ted, 1. l. pag. 48.
  • For the tormented in conscience, 1. l. pag. 49.
  • Against the power of the vngodlie, 2. l. p. 35. 36.
  • In danger of death by tyrannie. 2. l. pag. 36.
  • In any ghostlie temp∣tation of sathan, 2. l p. 191
  • Against inward heaui∣nesse, 2. l. pag. 192.
  • To be deliuered from dangers, 2. l. pag. 193.
  • To obtaine vpright iudgement against our aduersarie, 2. l. pag. 194.
  • For patience to suffer all afflictions, 2. l. pa. 184.
  • An effectuall praier in time of trouble, 2. l. p. 98.
  • A sweet praier of anie pressed downe with trou∣bles, 2. l. pag. 94.
  • Other christian praiers made out of the psalmes of Dauid, 2. l. pa. 215. 216.
  • In martyrdome at the stake, 2. lam. pag. 214.
  • For constancie in faith to the death, 2. l. pag. 215.
  • To performe the will of God in all places, 2. l. pag. 80.
  • A desire to rest in God aboue all things, 2. l. p, 83
  • To obtaine a cleane minde, with speedie deli∣uerance, 2. l. pag. 85.
  • To despise all wordlie things, &c, 2. l. pag. 88.
  • To long for the life e∣uerlasting, 2. l. pag. 91.
    ¶After trouble.
  • For thankesgiuing for deliuerance from ene∣mies, 1. l. pag. 1. 44.
  • A thankesgiuing for the victorie gotten, 1. l p 3. 8.
  • A thanksgiuing for fruit∣fulnesse of the wombe, 1. l. pag. 648.
  • A thankesgiuing for Gods miraculous deli∣uerance, 1. l. pag. 36.
  • Psalmes of reioising after trouble, 2. l. pa 194. 218. 219. 337.
    ¶In time of prosperitie.
  • In the 2 lamp. pag. 176.
    ¶Thankesgiuings.
  • For benefits receiued at Gods hands, 2. l. p. 175.
  • For the goodnes of God towards vs, ibid.
    ¶Songs.
  • Of Moses, 1. l. pag. 1.
  • Of Debora and Ba∣rach, 1. l. pag. 3.
  • Of Hannah, 1. l. pag. 6.
  • Of the women of Isra∣ell, 1. lamp. pag. 8.
  • Of Salomon or Syon, 1. lam. pag. 8. &c.
  • Of Iudith, 1. l. pag. 44.
  • Of the blessed virgine Marie, 1 l. pag. 48.
    ¶Psalmes.
  • In time of captiuitie and affliction, 1. l. pag. 48.
  • At morning praier, 2. l. pag. 106. 107. 108.
  • At euening praier, 2. l. pag. 122. 125. 126. 127.
  • Of congratulation for victorie and the king∣dome obtained, 3. l. pag. 253. 158.
    ¶Himnes.
  • For the morning, 2. l. pag. 104. 114.
  • For the euening, 2. l. pag. 135.
  • Of the state of Adams posteritie, 2 l. pag. 129.
  • Of our redemption, 2. l. pag. 106. 121.
  • Of the passion of Christ, 2. l pag. 112.
  • Of the daie of iudge∣ment, 2 l. pag. 131.
  • To God the father, 2. l. pag. 120.
  • To God the creator, 2. l. pag. 114.
  • To God the sonne. 2 l. pag. 104.
  • Against vices, 2. l. pag. 174 213. 221.
    ¶Sentenses.
  • Of scripture, written by our gratious Soue∣raigne Ladie Q. Eliza∣beth, in foure languages, 2. l. pag. 135.
  • Of scripture, written by Q Katherin, 2. l. pa. 80.
  • Of the Ladie Elizabeth Tirwhit, 2. lam. pag. 137.
    Page  [unnumbered]¶Verses written.
  • In Latin by the I▪ Iane Dudley, 2. l. pag. 202.
  • In english as I suppose by the L. Aburgauenie, 2. l. pag. 215.
  • In english by M. Dorcas Martin, 2. l pag. 221.
  • In Latin by Leonell Sharpe of Cambridge, in the beginning of the booke.
  • In Latin by maister D. Marbek, to the christian reader, ibid.
    ¶Anthemes.
  • At morning praier, 2. l. pag. 105.
  • At euening praier, 2. l. pag. 121.
    ¶Exhortations.
  • Written by the L. Iane Dudley, to read the te∣stament, 2. l. pag. 100.
  • Against the manifold assaults of Sathan, 2. l. pag. 195.
  • To newnes of life, 2. l. pag. 247.
  • To watch for the com∣ming of Christ, 2 l. p 249.
  • To Magistrates (in the praise of our Soueraign) humblie and faithfullie to discharge their office in Gods feare and seruise written by the author, T. B. 3. lam. pag. 306.
    Catechisme.
  • Of the true beliefe, 2 l. pag. 132.
  • Of the ten commande∣ments, ibid. pag. 222.
  • Of christian religion, ibid, pag. 234.
  • Of inuocation, ibid. pag. 235.
  • Of obedience, ibid. pag. 237.
  • Of confession, ibid. pag. 240.
  • Of the sacraments, ibid. pag. 240. 245.
    Euening praiers.
  • A forme thereof pri∣uatlie, 2. l. pag. 122.
  • Other, 2. l. pag. 118. 135. 136.
  • Going to bed, 2. l. pag. 134. 136. 241.
  • Before yee lie downe to sleepe, 2. l. pag. 230.
    After praier.
  • Saie as, 2. l. pag. 116. 136. 206.
    Blessings.
  • A good forme thereof, 2. lam pag. 117. 137.
    Episiles.
  • Dedicatorie to the Q. most excellent Maiestie, &c, 1. lam. before pag 1.
  • To the Christian rea∣der, &c, 1. l. before. pag. 1.
  • Of the right honoura∣ble now L. Treasurer of England, 2. l before. p. 37.
FINIS.