|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Bickerstaff-Partridge Papers by Jonathan Swift:
him to the present possession of Tyburn, as if he robb'd on the
highway, or cut your throat in bed.
I shall demonstrate to the judicious, that France and Rome are at
the bottom of this horrid conspiracy against me; and that culprit
aforesaid is a popish emissary, has paid his visits to St.
Germains, and is now in the measures of Lewis XIV. That in
attempting my reputation, there is a general massacre of learning
designed in these realms; and through my sides there is a wound
given to all the Protestant almanack-makers in the universe.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Mansion by Henry van Dyke:
He threw back his head and laughed. "Yes, mother," he answered,
"I know it well enough. But in California, you know, the wild
one of the most valuable crops. They grow all over the hillsides
keep the cattle and the horses alive. But that wasn't what I
wild oats. Say to pick wild flowers, if you like, or even to
wild geese--to do something that seems good to me just for its
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Cousin Pons by Honore de Balzac:
And we are going to be rich! My name will be down in the will. . . .
I'll see to that. Draw your needle in and out, and look after the
lodge; you will not do it for long now. We will retire, and go into
the country, out at Batignolles. A nice house and a fine garden; you
will amuse yourself with gardening, and I shall keep a servant!"
"Well, neighbor, and how are things going on upstairs?" The words were
spoken with the thick Auvergnat accent, and Remonencq put his head in
at the door. "Do you know what the collection is worth?"
"No, no, not yet. One can't go at that rate, my good man. I have
begun, myself, by finding out more important things--"
"More important!" exclaimed Remonencq; "why, what things can be more