John 19:18: Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.

For our sins were the nails and ourselves the traitors that fastened him to the tree.

Pilate and his soldiers, Judas and the Jews, were all set to work by us.

Learn to lay the blame on thyself, and say:

It was my gluttony that reached a cup of gall and vinegar to his mouth;

mine incontinence that provided stripes for his back;

mine arrogance that platted a crown of thorns upon his head;

mine inconstance that put a reed into his hand;

my treachery that nailed his hands and feet;

my vanity that grieved his soul to the death;

my self-love that thrust a spear into his side, &c.


Adsum ego qui feci. (Virgil.)