|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Footnote to History by Robert Louis Stevenson:
the roads; the foreigners were paid for any destruction made." The
sting of this count was, I fancy, in the last clause. No less than
six articles complain of the administration of the law; and I
believe that was never satisfactory. Brandeis told me himself he
was never yet satisfied with any native judge. And men say (and it
seems to fit in well with his hasty and eager character) that he
would legislate by word of mouth; sometimes forget what he had
said; and, on the same question arising in another province, decide
it perhaps otherwise. I gather, on the whole, our artillery
captain was not great in law. Two articles refer to a matter I
must deal with more at length, and rather from the point of view of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Poems by T. S. Eliot:
We two shall lie together, lapt
In a five per cent Exchequer Bond.
I shall not want Society in Heaven,
Lucretia Borgia shall be my Bride;
Her anecdotes will be more amusing
Than Pipit's experience could provide.
I shall not want Pipit in Heaven:
Madame Blavatsky will instruct me
In the Seven Sacred Trances;
Piccarda de Donati will conduct me ...
. . . . . .
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas:
that feeling of intimate pain which, on certain occasions, takes
possession of our being, and cries to us so as to be understood
unmistakably that some great misfortune is hanging over us.
Then D'Artagnan became almost wild. He ran along the high road,
took the path he had before taken, and reaching the ferry,
interrogated the boatman.
About seven o'clock in the evening, the boatman had taken over a
young woman, wrapped in a black mantle, who appeared to be very
anxious not to be recognized; but entirely on account of her
precautions, the boatman had paid more attention to her and
discovered that she was young and pretty.
The Three Musketeers