|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Plutarch's Lives by A. H. Clough:
inspecting the knights, who were passing by in muster before
them, when Pompey was seen coming down into the forum, with all
the ensigns of a consul, but leading his horse in his hand.
When he came up, he bade his lictors make way for him, and so
he led his horse to the bench; the people being all this while
in a sort of amaze, and all in silence, and the censors
themselves regarding the sight with a mixture of respect and
gratification. Then the senior censor examined him: "Pompeius
Magnus, I demand of you whether you have served the full time
in the wars that is prescribed by the law?" "Yes," replied
Pompey with a loud voice, "I have served all, and all under
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from On Horsemanship by Xenophon:
curvature; whilst the head should be bony and the jawbone small. In
this way the neck will be well in front of the rider, and the eye will
command what lies before the horse's feet. A horse, moreover, of this
build, however spirited, will be least capable of overmastering the
rider, since it is not by arching but by stretching out his neck
and head that a horse endeavours to assert his power.
 Lit. "the thighs below the shoulder-blades" are distinguished
from "the thighs below the tail." They correspond respectively to
our "arms" (i.e. forearms) and "gaskins," and anatomically
speaking = the radius (os brachii) and the tibia.
 "Slack towards the flexure" (Stonehenge).
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe:
story, she falls a-laughing at me. 'Why are you merry?' says
I; 'the story has not so much laughing room in it as you imagine;
I am sure I have had a great deal of hurry and fright too, with
a pack of ugly rogues.' 'Laugh!' says my governess; 'I laugh,
child, to see what a lucky creature you are; why, this job will
be the best bargain to you that ever you made in your life, if
you manage it well. I warrant you,' says she, 'you shall make
the mercer pay you #500 for damages, besides what you shall
get out of the journeyman.'
I had other thoughts of the matter than she had; and especially,
because I had given in my name to the justice of peace; and