|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen:
his father had brought him up had given him originally great
humility of manner; but it was now a good deal counteracted by
the self-conceit of a weak head, living in retirement, and the
consequential feelings of early and unexpected prosperity. A
fortunate chance had recommended him to Lady Catherine de
Bourgh when the living of Hunsford was vacant; and the respect
which he felt for her high rank, and his veneration for her as his
patroness, mingling with a very good opinion of himself, of his
authority as a clergyman, and his right as a rector, made him
altogether a mixture of pride and obsequiousness,
self-importance and humility.
Pride and Prejudice
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Black Dwarf by Walter Scott:
an this weather last, what will come o' the lambs!" The hint was
sufficient for my Landlord, who, advancing to take the horse of
the principal person, and holding him by the reins as he
dismounted, while his ostler rendered the same service to the
attendant, welcomed the stranger to Gandercleugh, and, in the
same breath, enquired, "What news from the south hielands?"
"News?" said the farmer, "bad eneugh news, I think;--an we can
carry through the yowes, it will be a' we can do; we maun e'en
leave the lambs to the Black Dwarfs care."
"Ay, ay," subjoined the old shepherd (for such he was), shaking
his head, "he'll be unco busy amang the morts this season."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Duchess of Padua by Oscar Wilde:
Here is some bitter arrow for us, sure.
Why, every man among them has his price,
Although, to do them justice, some of them
Are quite expensive.
There it comes indeed.