|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte:
hereafter.' So said I in my heart; and from that hour I only
permitted my thoughts to wander to Edward Weston - or at least to
dwell upon him now and then - as a treat for rare occasions: and,
whether it was really the approach of summer or the effect of these
good resolutions, or the lapse of time, or all together,
tranquillity of mind was soon restored; and bodily health and
vigour began likewise, slowly, but surely, to return.
Early in June, I received a letter from Lady Ashby, late Miss
Murray. She had written to me twice or thrice before, from the
different stages of her bridal tour, always in good spirits, and
professing to be very happy. I wondered every time that she had
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Phaedo by Plato:
always expressed in words--they are really generated out of one another,
and there is a passing or process from one to the other of them?
Very true, he replied.
Well, and is there not an opposite of life, as sleep is the opposite of
True, he said.
And what is it?
Death, he answered.
And these, if they are opposites, are generated the one from the other, and
have there their two intermediate processes also?
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Confessio Amantis by John Gower:
The which was bore and to norrice
Betake; and tho thei hield hem nyce,
For thei withoute cause dradde.
Thus if a king his herte ladde
With every thing that he schal hiere,
Fulofte he scholde change his chiere
And upon fantasie drede,
Whan that ther is no cause of drede. 3580
Orace to his Prince tolde,
That him were levere that he wolde
Upon knihthode Achillem suie