|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The School For Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan:
Complaisance of his Features.
SURFACE. Sir--I beg you ten thousand Pardons for keeping--
you a moment waiting--Mr. Stanley--I presume----
SIR OLIVER. At your Service.
SURFACE. Sir--I beg you will do me the honour to sit down--
I entreat you Sir.
SIR OLIVER. Dear Sir there's no occasion--too civil by half!
SURFACE. I have not the Pleasure of knowing you, Mr. Stanley--
but I am extremely happy to see you look so well--you were nearly
related to my mother--I think Mr. Stanley----
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Melmoth Reconciled by Honore de Balzac:
Passion had counseled the crime; the cruelly irresistible power of
feminine witchery had driven him to commit it; no man can say of
himself, "I will never do that," when a siren joins in the combat and
throws her spells over him.
So the word of life fell upon a conscience newly awakened to the
truths of religion which the French Revolution and a soldier's career
had forced Castanier to neglect. The solemn words, "You will be happy
or miserable for all eternity!" made but the more terrible impression
upon him, because he had exhausted earth and shaken it like a barren
tree; because his desires could effect all things, so that it was
enough that any spot in earth or heaven should be forbidden him, and
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Lemorne Versus Huell by Elizabeth Drew Stoddard:
would come off in a few days, and she had accepted the offer for
"There will be no chance for you to take a walk instead," she
"I can not dance, you know."
"But you will be *there*."
I was sent to a dress-maker of Mrs. Bliss's recommending; but I
ordered the dress to be made after my own design, long plain
sleeves, and high plain corsage, and requested that it should not
be sent home till the evening of the ball. Before it came off Mr.
Uxbridge called, and was graciously received by Aunt Eliza, who