|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Hamlet by William Shakespeare:
Priest. No more be done:
We should prophane the seruice of the dead,
To sing sage Requiem, and such rest to her
As to peace-parted Soules
Laer. Lay her i'th' earth,
And from her faire and vnpolluted flesh,
May Violets spring. I tell thee (churlish Priest)
A Ministring Angell shall my Sister be,
When thou liest howling?
Ham. What, the faire Ophelia?
Queene. Sweets, to the sweet farewell.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:
to see her at all? Where is my tinder-box?' And so he struck a
light, and whisk! came the dog with eyes as big as teacups.
"'It is midnight, certainly, said the soldier; 'but I should very
much like to see the Princess, only for one little moment.'"
Here the child shaded his eyes and looked down at the sands of a
creek, quarter of a mile away.
"There they are," he exclaimed, dropping the book and scrambling
to his feet. He waved delightedly to two specks on the sands
"Good-bye, Cousin Lallie," he cried. "I'll be home by six," and
tore away down the green slope like a mad thing. But his cousin
The Brother of Daphne
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Paradise Lost by John Milton:
Nearer his presence Adam, though not awed,
Yet with submiss approach and reverence meek,
As to a superiour nature bowing low,
Thus said. Native of Heaven, for other place
None can than Heaven such glorious shape contain;
Since, by descending from the thrones above,
Those happy places thou hast deigned a while
To want, and honour these, vouchsafe with us
Two only, who yet by sovran gift possess
This spacious ground, in yonder shady bower
To rest; and what the garden choicest bears