|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Letters from England by Elizabeth Davis Bancroft:
heard reading with great pleasure, and that one of her sisters could
read the classics: Latin and, I think, Greek, which he enjoyed to
the last. She says that he never complained of losing his sight,
but that her mother has told her that it worried him in his old age
that he remained Minister during our troubles at a period when he
wished, himself, to resign. He sometimes talked of it in the
solitude of sleepless nights, her mother has told her.
On Tuesday morning we were invited by Dr. Buckland, the Dean of
Westminster, to go to his house, and from thence to the Abbey, to
witness the funeral of the Duke of Northumberland. The Dean, who
has control of everything in the Abbey, issued tickets to several
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Island Nights' Entertainments by Robert Louis Stevenson:
"It is plain Kalamake is not here," he thought, "or I must have
been killed long since."
With that he sat him down in the margin of the wood, for he was
tired, and put his chin upon his hands. The business before his
eyes continued: the beach babbled with voices, and the fires sprang
up and sank, and the shells vanished and were renewed again even
while he looked.
"It was a by-day when I was here before," he thought, "for it was
nothing to this."
And his head was dizzy with the thought of these millions and
millions of dollars, and all these hundreds and hundreds of persons
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from To-morrow by Joseph Conrad:
--for his rotten money! . . . . Who wants his
home? Mad--not he! Don't you think. He
wants his own way. He wanted to turn me into a
miserable lawyer's clerk, and now he wants to make
of me a blamed tame rabbit in a cage. Of me! Of
me!" His subdued angry laugh frightened her
"The whole world ain't a bit too big for me to
spread my elbows in, I can tell you--what's your
name--Bessie--let alone a dam' parlour in a hutch.
Marry! He wants me to marry and settle! And