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.

Before the reading of the Epistle or Gospell, praie.

ALmightie God, and most mercifull Father, who by thy holie spirit in thy seruants the Apostles, and the Euangelists, hast left vnto vs the storie of the doctrine and deedes of our Sauiour Christ, that thereby, as he is in deede, so we might be∣leeue him to be thy Sonne, and the Sauiour of the world, & put our trust in thee through him; that so beleeuing, we might attaine to euerla∣sting life: grant vs, we beseech thee, the same most ho∣lie spirit to open our harts, and lighten our minds, that by the reading and hearing of the same, our faith in thee, through him, may continuallie be strengthe∣ned, till we attaine to the end thereof, euen the salua∣tion of our soules, through Iesus Christ our Lord and Sauiour,

Amen.