|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Kenilworth by Walter Scott:
morning--awakened much refreshed and strengthened from the only
sleep he hath had for many hours."
The nobles looked at each other, but more with the purpose to see
what each thought of this news, than to exchange any remarks on
what had happened. The Queen answered hastily, and without
affecting to disguise her satisfaction, "By my word, I am glad he
is better. But thou wert over-bold to deny the access of my
Doctor Masters. Knowest thou not the Holy Writ saith, 'In the
multitude of counsel there is safety'?"
"Ay, madam," said Walter; "but I have heard learned men say that
the safety spoken of is for the physicians, not for the patient."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Faith of Men by Jack London:
spilled yellow twenties from hand to hand. He could not hear of
it, but they over-persuaded him, and he reluctantly consented to
take them at three hundred apiece. Also they pressed upon him the
passage money in advance. And while they wrote to their respective
journals concerning the Good Samaritan with the thousand dozen
eggs, the Good Samaritan was hurrying back to the Swede at
"Here, you! Gimme that boat!" was his salutation, his hand
jingling the correspondents' gold pieces and his eyes hungrily bent
upon the finished craft.
The Swede regarded him stolidly and shook his head.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:
Nor knows he how to live but by the spoil,
Unless by robbing of your friends and us.
Were 't not a shame that whilst you live at jar
The fearful French, whom you late vanquished,
Should make a start o'er seas and vanquish you?
Methinks already in this civil broil
I see them lording it in London streets,
Crying 'Villiaco!' unto all they meet.
Better ten thousand base-born Cades miscarry
Than you should stoop unto a Frenchman's mercy.
To France, to France, and get what you have lost;