|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Kenilworth by Walter Scott:
Law given forth, and the plant blossoms but once in one hundred
"I do not know how often it is gathered on Mount Sinai," said
Wayland, after looking at the drug offered him with great
disdain, "but I will wager my sword and buckler against your
gaberdine, that this trash you offer me, instead of what I asked
for, may be had for gathering any day of the week in the castle
ditch of Aleppo."
"You are a rude man," said the Jew; "and, besides, I ave no
better than that--or if I ave, I will not sell it without order
of a physician, or without you tell me vat you make of it."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from First Inaugural Address by Abraham Lincoln:
would make the effort in good temper, could they not with nearly
equal unanimity frame and pass a law by means of which to keep good
that unanimous oath?
There is some difference of opinion whether this clause should
be enforced by national or by State authority; but surely that
difference is not a very material one. If the slave is to be
surrendered, it can be of but little consequence to him or to others
by which authority it is done. And should any one in any case be
content that his oath shall go unkept on a merely unsubstantial
controversy as to HOW it shall be kept?
Again, in any law upon this subject, ought not all the safeguards of
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Extracts From Adam's Diary by Mark Twain:
therefore, how does it get about without leaving a track? I have
set a dozen traps, but they do no good. I catch all small animals
except that one; animals that merely go into the trap out of
curiosity, I think, to see what the milk is there for. They never
Three Months Later
The kangaroo still continues to grow, which is very strange and
perplexing. I never knew one to be so long getting its growth.
It has fur on its head now; not like kangaroo fur, but exactly
like our hair, except that it is much finer and softer, and instead
of being black is red. I am like to lose my mind over the capricious