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.

Another Psalme.

LORD, I haue loued the habita∣tion of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth; yea the zeale of thine house hath euen eaten me.

Therefore will I wash my hands in innocencie, O Lord; and so will I go to thine altar, that I may Page  404 shew the voice of thankes-giuing, and tell of all thy woonderous works in the great congregation.

Behold, I will go with the multitude, that by the motion of the spirit are brought forth into thy house, O God: euen vpon the multitude of thy mercies, & in thy feare will I (among such as keepe holiedaie) worship towards thy holy Temple, & make haste vnto thy Ta∣bernacle, to vnderstand thy worthie wais & diuine wil.

For vnto thee, O God, which hearest the praiers; vnto thee shall all flesh come, to worship thee in Zion: praier shall be made euer vnto thee, and dailie shalt thou be praised in Ierusalem.

O therefore let the congregation of thy people come about thee, O God; that they may shew all thy prai∣ses within the portes of the daughter of Zion, and re∣ioice in thy saluation.

Remember also, I beseech thee good Lord, according to the fauour that thou bearest vnto thy people; and visit me with thy saluation, that I may see the felicitie of thy chosen children, and reioice in the gladnesse of thy people, & giue thee thanks with thine inheritance.

O make me one of the houshold of faith, and congre∣gation of them that seeke thee: euen of them that seeke thy face, O Iacob, saieng; Lo, I come to fulfill thy will O God.

O send out the light of thy truth, that they may leade me, and bring me vnto thy holie hill, and to thy dwel∣ling; and that I may go vnto the altar of God, euen vnto thee, the God of my ioie and gladnesse.

With ioie and gladnesse, I saie, cause thou me to be brought to thy mansion house, and to enter into the Kings palace.

That I may ascend vnto the hill of the Lord, and rise vp holilie in his holie place.

That I may receiue the blessing from the Lord, and righteousnesse from the God of health and saluation.