|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from King James Bible:
EXO 14:14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
EXO 14:15 And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me?
speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:
EXO 14:16 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the
sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground
through the midst of the sea.
EXO 14:17 And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and
they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon
all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
EXO 14:18 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have
King James Bible
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne:
fit for substantial country gentlemen, as these honorable persons
mostly are. The delicacies of the season, in short, and flavored
by a brand of old Madeira which has been the pride of many seasons.
It is the Juno brand; a glorious wine, fragrant, and full of gentle
might; a bottled-up happiness, put by for use; a golden liquid,
worth more than liquid gold; so rare and admirable, that veteran
wine-bibbers count it among their epochs to have tasted it!
It drives away the heart-ache, and substitutes no head-ache!
Could the Judge but quaff a glass, it might enable him to shake
off the unaccountable lethargy which (for the ten intervening
minutes, and five to boot, are already past) has made him such
House of Seven Gables
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Marie by H. Rider Haggard:
Marie Labuschagne, also, be it noted, of the Huguenot stock. In the
next year follows the birth of Marie Marais, my Marie, and, after a long
interval, for no other children were born, the death of her mother.
Immediately below appears the following curious passage:
"Le 3 Janvier, 1836. Je quitte ce pays voulant me sauver du maudit
gouvernement Britannique comme mes ancetres se sont sauves de ce
"A bas les rois et les ministres tyrannique! Vive la liberte!"
Which indicates very clearly the character and the opinions of Henri
Marais, and the feeling among the trek-Boers at that time.
Thus the record closes and the story of the Marais ends--that is, so far