|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy:
'But by the straight road, when once we get through the hollow
by the forest, it's good going--sheltered,' said Vasili
Andreevich, who wished to go the nearest way.
'Just as you please,' said Nikita, and again let go of his
Vasili Andreevich did as he had said, and having gone about
half a verst came to a tall oak stake which had a few dry
leaves still dangling on it, and there he turned to the left.
On turning they faced directly against the wind, and snow was
beginning to fall. Vasili Andreevich, who was driving,
inflated his cheeks, blowing the breath out through his
Master and Man
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare:
What thou dost foist upon us that is old;
And rather make them born to our desire
Than think that we before have heard them told.
Thy registers and thee I both defy,
Not wondering at the present nor the past,
For thy records and what we see doth lie,
Made more or less by thy continual haste.
This I do vow and this shall ever be;
I will be true despite thy scythe and thee.
If my dear love were but the child of state,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Ivanhoe by Walter Scott:
``My brother Sheva,'' he said, groaning deeply,
``hath the key of my warehouses.''
``And of the vaulted chamber,'' whispered Locksley.
``No, no---may Heaven forefend!'' said Isaac;
``evil is the hour that let any one whomsoever into
``It is safe with me,'' said the Outlaw, ``so be
that this thy scroll produce the sum therein nominated
and set down.---But what now, Isaac?
art dead? art stupefied? hath the payment of a
thousand crowns put thy daughter's peril out of