|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Legend of Montrose by Walter Scott:
wars in such cases, pay them as seldom or as little as may suit
your pleasure or convenience; but the same mode of treatment doth
not apply to a cavalier like me, who must keep up his horses,
servants, arms, and equipage, and who neither can, nor will, go
to warfare upon his own charges."
Anderson, the domestic who had before spoken now respectfully
addressed his master.--"I think, my lord," he said, "that, under
your lordship's favour, I could say something to remove Captain
Dalgetty's second objection also. He asks us where we are to
collect our pay; now, in my poor mind, the resources are as open
to us as to the Covenanters. They tax the country according to
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Maitre Cornelius by Honore de Balzac:
the royal crown, he seemed crouched together like a man who had fallen
asleep in the midst of some deep meditation.
At this moment Tristan and his cortege crossed the canal by the bridge
of Sainte-Anne, about two hundred feet from the entrance to Plessis.
"Who is that?" said the king.
The two courtiers questioned each other with a look of surprise.
"He is dreaming," said Coyctier, in a low voice.
"Pasques-Dieu!" cried Louis XI., "do you think me mad? People are
crossing the bridge. It is true I am near the chimney, and I may hear
sounds more easily than you. That effect of nature might be utilized,"
he added thoughtfully.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Unconscious Comedians by Honore de Balzac:
"Why were you ever induced to take up such a business?" asked Gazonal.
"For my son's sake," she said naively.
Such women almost invariably justify their trade by alleging noble
motives. Madame Nourrisson posed as having lost several opportunities
for marriage, also three daughters who had gone to the bad, and all
her illusions. She showed the pawn-tickets of the Mont-de-Piete to
prove the risks her business ran; declared that she did not know how
to meet the "end of the month"; she was robbed, she said,--ROBBED.
The two artists looked at each other on hearing that expression, which