|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Little Britain by Washington Irving:
Bartholomew's. Not a stage-coachman of Bull-and-Mouth
Street but touches his hat as he passes; and he is considered
quite a patron at the coach-office of the Goose and Gridiron,
St. Paul's churchyard. His family have been very urgent for
him to make an expedition to Margate, but he has great doubts
of those new gimcracks, the steamboats, and indeed thinks
himself too advanced in life to undertake sea-voyages.
Little Britain has occasionally its factions and divisions, and
party spirit ran very high at one time in consequence of two
rival "Burial Societies" being set up in the place. One held its
meeting at the Swan and Horse Shoe, and was patronized by the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Bronte Sisters:
reception. This was a rather startling piece of intelligence. I
ventured to inquire her name and address, by whom she had been
recommended, or how he had been led to make choice of her.
'She is a very estimable, pious young person,' said he; 'you
needn't be afraid. Her name is Myers, I believe; and she was
recommended to me by a respectable old dowager: a lady of high
repute in the religious world. I have not seen her myself, and
therefore cannot give you a particular account of her person and
conversation, and so forth; but, if the old lady's eulogies are
correct, you will find her to possess all desirable qualifications
for her position: an inordinate love of children among the rest.'
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Legend of Montrose by Walter Scott:
from the meridian, and ere the second cup had been filled. But
farewell, sir, the food of a churl does not satisfy the appetite;
when I next revisit Darnlinvarach, it shall be with a naked sword
in one hand, and a firebrand in the other."
"And if you so come," said Angus, "I pledge myself to meet you
fairly, though you brought five hundred Campbells at your back,
and to afford you and them such entertainment, that you shall not
again complain of the hospitality of Darnlinvarach."
"Threatened men," said Sir Duncan, "live long. Your turn for
gasconading, Laird of M'Aulay, is too well known, that men of
honour should regard your vaunts. To you, my lord, and to Allan,