|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson:
Lingered that other, staring after him;
Then shook his hair, strode off, and buzzed abroad
About the maid of Astolat, and her love.
All ears were pricked at once, all tongues were loosed:
'The maid of Astolat loves Sir Lancelot,
Sir Lancelot loves the maid of Astolat.'
Some read the King's face, some the Queen's, and all
Had marvel what the maid might be, but most
Predoomed her as unworthy. One old dame
Came suddenly on the Queen with the sharp news.
She, that had heard the noise of it before,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson:
a traveller. It may seem strange, when the scene is laid
upon these profligate islands, to make the story hinge on
love. But love is not less known in the Marquesas than
elsewhere; nor is there any cause of suicide more common in
Note 1, "PIT OF POPOI." Where the breadfruit was stored for
Note 2, "RUBY-RED." The priest's eyes were probably red from
the abuse of kava. His beard (IB.) is said to be worth an
estate; for the beards of old men are the favourite head
adornment of the Marquesans, as the hair of women formed
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Lysis by Plato:
of the city, which is by the fountain of Panops, I fell in with
Hippothales, the son of Hieronymus, and Ctesippus the Paeanian, and a
company of young men who were standing with them. Hippothales, seeing me
approach, asked whence I came and whither I was going.
I am going, I replied, from the Academy straight to the Lyceum.
Then come straight to us, he said, and put in here; you may as well.
Who are you, I said; and where am I to come?
He showed me an enclosed space and an open door over against the wall. And
there, he said, is the building at which we all meet: and a goodly company
And what is this building, I asked; and what sort of entertainment have