|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Cousin Pons by Honore de Balzac:
draught while his wife was upstairs.
As soon as Schmucke had dismissed La Cibot, Pons turned to the ballet-
"Dear child, I can trust no one else to find me a notary, an honest
man, and send him here to make my will to-morrow morning at half-past
nine precisely. I want to leave all that I have to Schmucke. If he is
persecuted, poor German that he is, I shall reckon upon the notary;
the notary must defend him. And for that reason I must have a wealthy
notary, highly thought of, a man above the temptations to which
pettifogging lawyers yield. He must succor my poor friend. I cannot
trust Berthier, Cardot's successor. And you know so many people--"
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Mosses From An Old Manse by Nathaniel Hawthorne:
his heart: he knew not whether he were wicked, or only desperate.
The spider made a convulsive gripe with his limbs and hung dead
across the window.
"Accursed! accursed!" muttered Giovanni, addressing himself.
"Hast thou grown so poisonous that this deadly insect perishes by
At that moment a rich, sweet voice came floating up from the
"Giovanni! Giovanni! It is past the hour! Why tarriest thou? Come
"Yes," muttered Giovanni again. "She is the only being whom my
Mosses From An Old Manse
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Salome by Oscar Wilde:
mange des vers.
HERODIAS. Vous entendez ce qu'il dit de vous. Il dit que vous
serez mange des vers.
HERODE. Ce n'est pas de moi qu'il parle. Il ne dit jamais rien
contre moi. C'est du roi de Cappadoce qu'il parle, du roi de
Cappadoce qui est mon ennemi. C'est celui-le qui sera mange des
vers. Ce n'est pas moi. Jamais il n'a rien dit contre moi, le
prophete, sauf que j'ai eu tort de prendre comme epouse l'epouse de
mon frere. Peut-etre a-t-il raison. En effet, vous etes sterile.
HERODIAS. Je suis sterile, moi. Et vous dites cela, vous qui
regardez toujours ma fille, vous qui avez voulu la faire danser pour