|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso:
What I have granted, let her have your aid:
Yours be the thanks, for yours the danger is,
If aught succeed, as much I fear, amiss.
"But if with you my words may credit find,
Oh temper then this heat misguides you so!"
Thus much he said, but they with fancy blind,
Accept his grant, and let his counsel go.
What works not beauty, man's relenting mind
Is eath to move with plaints and shows of woe:
Her lips cast forth a chain of sugared words,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde:
"Why, what a wonderful piece of luck!" he cried; "here is a red
rose! I have never seen any rose like it in all my life. It is so
beautiful that I am sure it has a long Latin name"; and he leaned
down and plucked it.
Then he put on his hat, and ran up to the Professor's house with
the rose in his hand.
The daughter of the Professor was sitting in the doorway winding
blue silk on a reel, and her little dog was lying at her feet.
"You said that you would dance with me if I brought you a red
rose," cried the Student. "Here is the reddest rose in all the
world. You will wear it to-night next your heart, and as we dance
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin:
is here excessively complicated, partly owing to the existence of secondary
sexual characters; but more especially owing to prepotency in transmitting
likeness running more strongly in one sex than in the other, both when one
species is crossed with another, and when one variety is crossed with
another variety. For instance, I think those authors are right, who
maintain that the ass has a prepotent power over the horse, so that both
the mule and the hinny more resemble the ass than the horse; but that the
prepotency runs more strongly in the male-ass than in the female, so that
the mule, which is the offspring of the male-ass and mare, is more like an
ass, than is the hinny, which is the offspring of the female-ass and
On the Origin of Species