|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Macbeth by William Shakespeare:
A Faulcon towring in her pride of place,
Was by a Mowsing Owle hawkt at, and kill'd
Rosse. And Duncans Horses,
(A thing most strange, and certaine)
Beauteous, and swift, the Minions of their Race,
Turn'd wilde in nature, broke their stalls, flong out,
Contending 'gainst Obedience, as they would
Make Warre with Mankinde
Old man. 'Tis said, they eate each other
Rosse. They did so:
To th' amazement of mine eyes that look'd vpon't.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Taras Bulba and Other Tales by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol:
seen anything like it, your excellency. When I was still in the
service there was room enough in the body to stow away ten bottles of
rum, twenty pounds of tobacco, six uniforms, and two pipes, the
longest pipes imaginable, your excellency; and in the pockets inside
you could stow away a whole bullock."
"That is very good."
"It cost four thousand rubles, your excellency."
"It ought to be good at that price. Did you buy it yourself?"
"No, your excellency, I had it by chance. It was bought by one of my
oldest friends, a fine fellow with whom you would be very well
pleased. We are very intimate. What is mine is his, and what is his is
Taras Bulba and Other Tales
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Symposium by Xenophon:
paunch a trifle too rotund? Is that the source of merriment?
Perhaps you are not aware, my friends, that Charmides--yes! he there--
caught me only the other morning in the act of dancing?
 "Bearing a weighty and serious brow."
 "Like your runner of the mile race." Cf. Plat. "Prot." 335 E.
 Or, "resolute exercise of the whole body." See Aristot. "Pol."
viii. 4. 9; "Rhet." i. 5. 14.
 Or, "be dependent on a fellow-gymnast." "Pol. Lac." ix. 5; Plat.
"Soph." 218 B; "Laws," 830 B; "Symp." 217 B, C.
 Or, "to strip in puiblic when my hair turns gray." Socrates was
(421 B.C.) about 50, but is pictured, I think, as an oldish man.