|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe:
heaven, by plain words; and God has inspired good men by His
Spirit; and they have written all His laws down in a book.
WIFE. - Me no understand that; where is book?
W.A. - Alas! my poor creature, I have not this book; but I hope I
shall one time or other get it for you, and help you to read it.
[Here he embraced her with great affection, but with inexpressible
grief that he had not a Bible.]
WIFE. - But how you makee me know that God teachee them to write
W.A. - By the same rule that we know Him to be God.
WIFE. - What rule? What way you know Him?
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Love and Friendship by Jane Austen:
it was from this circumstance, of its being easily taken, or from
a wish of being independant, or from an excess of sensibility (for
which we were always remarkable) I cannot now determine, but
certain it is that when we had reached our 15th year, we took the
nine Hundred Pounds and ran away. Having obtained this prize we
were determined to manage it with eoconomy and not to spend it
either with folly or Extravagance. To this purpose we therefore
divided it into nine parcels, one of which we devoted to Victuals,
the 2d to Drink, the 3d to Housekeeping, the 4th to Carriages, the
5th to Horses, the 6th to Servants, the 7th to Amusements, the 8th
to Cloathes and the 9th to Silver Buckles. Having thus arranged
Love and Friendship
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Girl with the Golden Eyes by Honore de Balzac:
call /armies/, it seems as though sentiments liked to be complete when
they showed themselves, and are sublime by juxtaposition. So it is
with faces. In Paris one sometimes sees in the aristocracy, set like
stars, the ravishing faces of young people, the fruit of quite
exceptional manners and education. To the youthful beauty of the
English stock they unite the firmness of Southern traits. The fire of
their eyes, a delicious bloom on their lips, the lustrous black of
their soft locks, a white complexion, a distinguished caste of
features, render them the flowers of the human race, magnificent to
behold against the mass of other faces, worn, old, wrinkled, and
grimacing. So women, too, admire such young people with that eager
The Girl with the Golden Eyes