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.

A psalme of preparation to praier in the morning.

I will giue thanks vnto the Lord with my whole hart, secretlie among the faithfull, and in the congregation, and will saie:

O God, my hart is readie; my hart is readie here now now in thy holie house, to paie thee my vowes, which I promised with my lips, and spake with my mouth, when I was in trouble.

My voice shalt thou heare bee∣times, O Lord; earlie in the mor∣ning will I direct my praiers vnto thee, & will looke vp.

I my selfe will awake right earlie, to sing and giue praise vnto thee, with the best member that I haue.

Unto thee, my God, will I lift vp my hands & hart, in this thy holie habitation, towards the mercie-seat of thy holie temple.

In the voice of praise and thankes-giuing, among such as keepe it holie daie. For this is the daie, which Page  420 thou, O Lord, hast made, I will reioice, & be glad in it.

In this daie of thy power will I offer the free-will offerings, with an holie worship; and magnifie thee in the congregation of the people.

From the ground of my hart will I reioice, and giue thanks vnto thee my God, in the seate of the elders, for a remembrance of thy holinesse.

O let my mouth be filled with thy praise, that I may sing of thy glorie and praise, now and for euermore.

Glorie be to the, &c. As it was in the, &c.