|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf:
"perhaps you don't like me?"
"I don't know you," said Hewet.
"I know when I like a person directly I see them! I knew I liked you
the very first night at dinner. Oh dear," she continued impatiently,
"what a lot of bother would be saved if only people would say the
things they think straight out! I'm made like that. I can't help it."
"But don't you find it leads to difficulties?" Hewet asked.
"That's men's fault," she answered. "They always drag it in-love,
"And so you've gone on having one proposal after another,"
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot:
III. THE FIRE SERMON
176. V. Spenser, PROTHALAMION.
192. Cf. _The Tempest_, i. ii.
196. Cf. Marvell, _To His Coy Mistress_.
197. Cf. Day, _Parliament of Bees_:
When of the sudden, listening, you shall hear,
A noise of horns and hunting, which shall bring
Actaeon to Diana in the spring,
Where all shall see her naked skin . . .
199. I do not know the origin of the ballad from which these lines
are taken: it was reported to me from Sydney, Australia.
The Waste Land
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen:
by Colonel Brandon to perform his promise of following her;
and while he was preparing to go, Colonel Brandon himself,
with a much greater exertion, began to talk of going
likewise.--Here, however, the kindness of Mrs. Jennings
interposed most acceptably; for to send the Colonel away
while his love was in so much uneasiness on her sister's
account, would be to deprive them both, she thought,
of every comfort; and therefore telling him at once
that his stay at Cleveland was necessary to herself,
that she should want him to play at piquet of an evening,
while Miss Dashwood was above with her sister, &c. she
Sense and Sensibility