|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Princess by Alfred Tennyson:
All round with laurel, issued in a court
Compact of lucid marbles, bossed with lengths
Of classic frieze, with ample awnings gay
Betwixt the pillars, and with great urns of flowers.
The Muses and the Graces, grouped in threes,
Enringed a billowing fountain in the midst;
And here and there on lattice edges lay
Or book or lute; but hastily we past,
And up a flight of stairs into the hall.
There at a board by tome and paper sat,
With two tame leopards couched beside her throne,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Men of Iron by Howard Pyle:
cap and run down across the cheek.
Blunt reeled half around, and then fell prostrate upon his face;
and Myles stood staring at him with the delirious turmoil of his
battle dissolving rapidly into a dumb fear at that which he had
Once again he had won the victory--but what a victory! "Is he
dead?" he whispered to Gascoyne.
"I know not," said Gascoyne, with a very pale face. "But come
away, Myles." And he led his friend out of the room.
Some little while later one of the bachelors came to the
dormitory where Myles, his wounds smarting and aching and
Men of Iron
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson by Robert Louis Stevenson:
bench, and spirited him up with good words and the scone with the
currants in it; and then, telling him I was just going out to look
for Mammy, I got my greatcoat and slipped away.
Poor little boy! he was not called for, I learn, until ten this
morning. This is very ill written, and I've missed half that was
picturesque in it; but to say truth, I am very tired and sleepy:
it was two before I got to bed. However, you see, I had my
MONDAY. - I have written nothing all morning; I cannot settle to
it. Yes - I WILL though.
10.45. - And I did. I want to say something more to you about the