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.

Argumentum libri.

VIn' tibi quid portent haec scire volumina septem?
Occurrunt animo lumina sparsa tuo.
Nulla quidem frustra est praelata a virgine lampas:
Ostendit varias illá{que}, & illa preces.
Prima docet Myriam, quas olim & Debora fudit, *
Quas Domino Iudith fudit & Aanna preces.
Altera reginis quas a nostratibus vsquam *
Legimus in medijs incaluisse malis.
Hîc Katherina suas, mulieribus aemula sanctis,
Hîc cernit Princeps ELIZABETHA suas.
Tertia habet psalmos, quos pro solamine nostrae
Reginae docti composuere viri. *
Hîc modo de nostri loquitur moderamine regni,
Excipit hîc votum principis ore Deus.
Page  [unnumbered] Quarta alias fusè complectitur omnibus aptas
Personis, rebus, temporibús{que} preces. *
Quinta precum formas narrat, quas foemina quaeuis
Seu virgo fuerit, siue marita, legat. *
Sexta locos recitat sacris e fontibus haustos, *
Possit vt officium foemina scire suum.
Continet historias illarum septima, quarum
Vel bona vita fuit, vel mala vita fuit. *
Hinc Saram propone tibi, castám{que} Rebeccam;
Et subeat menti sancta Maria tuae.
Illinc ante oculos infamis Iezabel adsit,
Occurrát{que} tibi labe notata Thamar.
Sic exempla pares illustria, turpia vites:
Historiae fructus maximus ille sacrae.
Interea Bentlaee, tuo de lumine lumen,
Qui facis accensum fratribus esse tuis:
Hîc aeterna pij cernis monumenta laboris,
Hîc zeli laus est non peritura tui.

L. S.