|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac:
"What, Cousin! you here? This is the first time you have ever been to
see me, and it is certainly not for love of my fine eyes that you have
"Fine eyes is the truth," said the Baron; "you have as fine eyes as I
have ever seen----"
"Come, what are you here for? I really am ashamed to receive you in
such a kennel."
The outer room of the two inhabited by Lisbeth served her as sitting-
room, dining-room, kitchen, and workroom. The furniture was such as
beseemed a well-to-do artisan--walnut-wood chairs with straw seats, a
small walnut-wood dining table, a work table, some colored prints in
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson:
and hence was imperfect in essence. So you see, if I am a
little tired, I do not repent.
The third part of the DEBACLE may be all very fine; but I
cannot read it. It suffers from IMPAIRED VITALITY, and
UNCERTAIN AIM; two deadly sicknesses. Vital - that's what I
am at, first: wholly vital, with a buoyancy of life. Then
lyrical, if it may be, and picturesque, always with an epic
value of scenes, so that the figures remain in the mind's eye
Suppose you sent us some of the catalogues of the parties
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Anabasis by Xenophon:
and property in Scillus, where he lived for many
years before having to move once more, to settle
in Corinth. He died in 354 B.C.
The Anabasis is his story of the march to Persia
to aid Cyrus, who enlisted Greek help to try and
take the throne from Artaxerxes, and the ensuing
return of the Greeks, in which Xenophon played a
leading role. This occurred between 401 B.C. and
March 399 B.C.
This was typed from Dakyns' series, "The Works of Xenophon," a