|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Bab:A Sub-Deb, Mary Roberts Rinehart by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
"Finds out what?"
"What you've been up to, the stage, and writing plays, and now
liquor and tobacco!"
Now I may be at fault in the Narative that follows. But I ask the
school if this was fair treatment. I had returned to my home full
of high Ideals, only to see them crushed beneath the heal of
Necessity is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
How true are these immortal words.
It was with a firm countenance but a sinking heart that I saw
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Confessio Amantis by John Gower:
In mannes herte where he sit,
He compteth noght toward his wit
The wo nomore than the wele,
No mor the hete than the chele, 1270
No mor the wete than the dreie,
No mor to live than to deie,
So that tofore ne behinde
He seth nothing, bot as the blinde
Withoute insyhte of his corage
He doth merveilles in his rage.
To what thing that he wole him drawe,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Another Study of Woman by Honore de Balzac:
the tight knitting of her brows a sort of presentiment; perhaps she
foresaw her fate. Rosina remained quietly in her place.
"A minute later, and apparently when the Colonel was snug in his couch
of straw or hay, he repeated, 'Rosina?'
"The tone of this second call was even more brutally questioning than
the first. The Colonel's strong burr, and the length which the Italian
language allows to be given to vowels and the final syllable,
concentrated all the man's despotism, impatience, and strength of
will. Rosina turned pale, but she rose, passed behind us, and went to
"All the party sat in utter silence; I, unluckily, after looking at