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.


ALmightie God, and most mercifull Father, who hast annointed thy sonne with thy holie spirit, and sent him to preach the Gospell; that we, who before were in prison, and bon∣dage to sinne and to death, might by him be set at libertie, and haue our wounded harts healed by faith of his sweete doctrine: grant vs, that we loue not bon∣dage rather than libertie, nor death rather than life; but that we may so receiue his word, as we may at∣taine to euerlasting freedome, and life by it. And for as much, O Lord, as thou declarest, that for contempt of thy word thou dooest oftentimes withdrawe the prea∣chers of it, euen from those to whom they seemed espe∣ciallie to haue beene sent; grant vs so to receiue the teachers of thy truth, as they may be continued amongst vs, to our euerlasting comfort in thee; to whom with the sonne, and the holie Ghost, be all ho∣nour and glorie for euer,