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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ALmightie God, and most mercifull Father, who most louinglie callest vs to the participation of all good things in Christ Iesu, giue vs also grace woorthilie to esteeme the ho∣nour thou vouchsafest vs of, in bid∣ding vs to the marriage feast of thy Sonne, so that we may esteeme of nothing in comparison of it. And seeing few are cho∣sen, though manie be called, giue vs also, O Lord, a liuelie faith, working by loue, as a seemelie garment for so great a solemnitie; that being entred by thy fa∣uour into thy house, we dishonest it not, and so honou∣rable a companie as thou hast called vnto it, by our wicked conuersation, that as vnwoorthie we be not cast out againe, but in all our behauiour, may doo ho∣nour vnto both, that we may alwaies remaine with thee, and enioie the happinesse thou hast prepared for vs in thy Sonne, the full fruition whereof because thou hast deferred to the rising vp againe of the dead, strengthen in vs, O Lord, the blessed hope of this re∣surrection, that according to thy promise thou maist make vs like to thine Angels that are in heauen, and the glorious estate of Iesus Christ our Lord, to whom with thee, and the holie Ghost, be all honour and praise now and for euer,