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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Or praie, that we may rightlie and trulie receiue the blessed Sacraments.

O Most mercifull God, and louing fa∣ther, who by thy son Iesus Christ hast abrogated the superfluous ce∣remonies of the Lawe, and hast de∣liuered vs from the bondage there∣of, giuing vnto vs sure & certaine seals and sacraments of thy grace; and our free redemption through the most pretious bloud of thy deere Sonne Iesus Christ. Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that we may euermore vse them according to thy sonne our Saui∣ours institution, who hath left them as pledges of his great loue towards mankind, & as continuall remem∣brances of his most pretious death, which he suffered vpon the wood of the crosse for our redemption: who by the fountaine of water hath regenerated vs, and by his most pretious bloud hath purged vs. Make vs therefore to receiue these holie mysteries without cor∣ruption, to vse them without alteration, to continue them without superstition, to the honour and glorie of thy most holie name, through Iesu Christ our Lord, to whom with thee and the holie Ghost, be all honour and glorie now and for euer,

Amen.