|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott:
engagement. Ravenswood must not seem to dwell under his roof to
solicit clandestinely the affections of his daughter."
"You would not speak to my father on the subject?" said Lucy,
doubtingly; and then added more warmly: "Oh do not--do not! Let
your lot in life be determined--your station and purpose
ascertained, before you address my father. I am sure he loves
you--I think he will consent; but then my mother----!"
She paused, ashamed to express the doubt she felt how far her
father dared to form any positive resolution on this most
important subject without the consent of his lady.
"Your mother, my Lucy!" replied Ravenswood. "She is of the
The Bride of Lammermoor
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx:
has but established new classes, new conditions of oppression,
new forms of struggle in place of the old ones. Our epoch, the
epoch of the bourgeoisie, possesses, however, this distinctive
feature: it has simplified the class antagonisms: Society as a
whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps,
into two great classes, directly facing each other: Bourgeoisie
From the serfs of the Middle Ages sprang the chartered burghers
of the earliest towns. From these burgesses the first elements
of the bourgeoisie were developed.
The discovery of America, the rounding of the Cape, opened up
The Communist Manifesto
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:
Bucky, heard from Henderson his story, and, after a few moments'
discussion of the matter with O'Halloran, promised a free pardon
as his first official act after being elected to the
governorship, in case he should be chosen.
The vote next day amply justified the hopes of O'Halloran and his
friends. The whole ticket, sent out by telegraph and messengers
throughout the State, was triumphantly elected by large
majorities. Only in one or two out-of-the-way places, where the
news of the fall of Megales did not arrive in time to affect the
voting, did the old government party make any showing worthy of