|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle:
and the buds are swelling?"
Then the other winked one eye and straightway trolled forth
in a merry voice:
"_I sit upon the stile,
And I sing a little while
As I wait for my own true dear, O,
For the sun is shining bright,
And the leaves are dancing light,
And the little fowl sings she is near, O_.
"And so it is with me, bully boy, saving that my doxy cometh not."
"Now that is a right sweet song," quoth Robin, "and, were I in
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
Falling into deep abysses,
Warning, chiding, spake in this wise :
"O my children! my poor children!
Listen to the words of wisdom,
Listen to the words of warning,
From the lips of the Great Spirit,
From the Master of Life, who made you!
"I have given you lands to hunt in,
I have given you streams to fish in,
I have given you bear and bison,
I have given you roe and reindeer,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson:
QUIA VATE SACRO), apparently sensible of some neglect,
followed his master to and fro, to the confusion of the
dancers. Some mirthful comments followed; and Jean heard the
poet say to his partner - or, as I should imagine, laughingly
launch the remark to the company at large - that "he wished
he could get any of the lasses to like him as well as his
dog." Some time after, as the girl was bleaching clothes on
Mauchline green, Robert chanced to go by, still accompanied
by his dog; and the dog, "scouring in long excursion,"
scampered with four black paws across the linen. This
brought the two into conversation; when Jean, with a somewhat