|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:
Black, forsooth, coal-black as jet.
Why, then, thou know'st what colour jet is of?
And yet, I think, jet did he never see.
But cloaks and gowns before this day, a many.
Never before this day in all his life.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Within the Tides by Joseph Conrad:
steam right away. Captain Harry gets very upset - lose command,
part with the ship he was fond of - very wretched. Just then, so
it happened, the brothers came in for some money - an old woman
died or something. Quite a tidy bit. Then young George says:
There's enough between us two to buy the Sagamore with. . . But
you'll need more money for your business, cries Captain Harry - and
the other laughs at him: My business is going on all right. Why,
I can go out and make a handful of sovereigns while you are trying
to get your pipe to draw, old man. . . Mundy and Rogers very
friendly about it: Certainly, Captain. And we will manage her for
you, if you like, as if she were still our own. . . Why, with a
Within the Tides
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The House of Dust by Conrad Aiken:
The face that he turned was a wounded face,
I heard the dripping of blood on stones. . . .
Hooves had trampled and torn this place,
And the leaves were strewn with blood and bones.
Sometimes, I think, beneath my feet,
The warm earth stretches herself and sighs. . . .
Listen! I heard the slow heart beat. . . .
I will lie on this grass as a lover lies
And reach to the north and reach to the south
And seek in the darkness for her mouth.
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