|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Kenilworth by Walter Scott:
morning. Marry, the cost is another question. One might keep an
hospital of old soldiers at the charge of ten modern lackeys."
"He must not count cost to-day, Nicholas," said the Earl in
reply. "I am beholden to Raleigh for his care. I trust, though,
he has remembered that I am an old soldier, and would have no
more of these follies than needs must."
"Nay, I understand nought about it," said Blount; "but here are
your honourable lordship's brave kinsmen and friends coming in by
scores to wait upon you to court, where, methinks, we shall bear
as brave a front as Leicester, let him ruffle it as he will."
"Give them the strictest charges," said Sussex, "that they suffer
|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:
were extremely practical, and whenever they objected to anything
they called it humbug.
Then the moon rose like a wonderful silver shield; and the stars
began to shine, and a sound of music came from the palace.
The Prince and Princess were leading the dance. They danced so
beautifully that the tall white lilies peeped in at the window and
watched them, and the great red poppies nodded their heads and beat
Then ten o'clock struck, and then eleven, and then twelve, and at
the last stroke of midnight every one came out on the terrace, and
the King sent for the Royal Pyrotechnist.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Captain Stormfield by Mark Twain:
"Do they an turn out, Sandy?"
"Who? - all the patriarchs? Oh, no - hardly ever more than a
couple. You will be here fifty thousand years - maybe more -
before you get a glimpse of all the patriarchs and prophets. Since
I have been here, Job has been to the front once, and once Ham and
Jeremiah both at the same time. But the finest thing that has
happened in my day was a year or so ago; that was Charles Peace's
reception - him they called 'the Bannercross Murderer' - an
Englishman. There were four patriarchs and two prophets on the
Grand Stand that time - there hasn't been anything like it since
Captain Kidd came; Abel was there - the first time in twelve