|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot:
Birds of Eastern North America_) 'it is most at home in secluded
woodland and thickety retreats. . . . Its notes are not remarkable
for variety or volume, but in purity and sweetness of tone and
exquisite modulation they are unequalled.' Its 'water-dripping song'
is justly celebrated.
360. The following lines were stimulated by the account of one
of the Antarctic expeditions (I forget which, but I think one
of Shackleton's): it was related that the party of explorers,
at the extremity of their strength, had the constant delusion
that there was _one more member_ than could actually be counted.
366-76. Cf. Hermann Hesse, _Blick ins Chaos_:
The Waste Land
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Othello by William Shakespeare:
To change the Cods-head for the Salmons taile:
She that could thinke, and neu'r disclose her mind,
See Suitors following, and not looke behind:
She was a wight, (if euer such wightes were)
Des. To do what?
Iago. To suckle Fooles, and chronicle small Beere
Desde. Oh most lame and impotent conclusion. Do
not learne of him aemillia, though he be thy husband.
How say you (Cassio) is he not a most prophane, and liberall
Cassio. He speakes home (Madam) you may rellish
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Pupil by Henry James:
and jolly views. Yet the morning was brought to a violent as end
by Morgan's suddenly leaning his arms on the table, burying his
head in them and bursting into tears: at which Pemberton was the
more startled that, as it then came over him, it was the first time
he had ever seen the boy cry and that the impression was
consequently quite awful.
The next day, after much thought, he took a decision and, believing
it to be just, immediately acted on it. He cornered Mr. and Mrs.
Moreen again and let them know that if on the spot they didn't pay
him all they owed him he wouldn't only leave their house but would
tell Morgan exactly what had brought him to it.