by Thomas Brooks
that as Noah was drunk with his own wine,
and as Goliath was beheaded with his own sword,
and as the rose is destroyed by the canker which it breeds in itself,
and as Agrippina was killed by Nero, to whom she gave breath;
so, if ever you are eternally destroyed, you will be destroyed by yourselves.
If you are ever are scourged to death, it will be by cords of your own making.
And if ever the bitter cup of damnation be put
into your hands, it will be found to be of your
own preparing, mingling, and embittering!