|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Common Sense by Thomas Paine:
which they have proceeded hath preserved this continent from ruin.
But as it is more than probable that we shall never be without a
CONGRESS, every well wisher to good order, must own, that the mode
for choosing members of that body, deserves consideration. And I put it
as a question to those, who make a study of mankind, whether representation
and election is not too great a power for one and the same body of men
to possess? When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember,
that virtue is not hereditary.
It is from our enemies that we often gain excellent maxims, and are
frequently surprised into reason by their mistakes, Mr. Cornwall
(one of the Lords of the Treasury) treated the petition of the New-York
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Salome by Oscar Wilde:
fait trop chaud. J'etouffe. Versez-moi l'eau sur les mains.
Donnez-moi de la neige e manger. Degrafez mon manteau. Vite, vite,
degrafez mon manteau . . . Non. Laissez-le. C'est ma couronne qui
me fait mal, ma couronne de roses. On dirait que ces fleurs sont
faites de feu. Elles ont brule mon front. [Il arrache de sa tete
la couronne, et la jette sur la table.] Ah! enfin, je respire.
Comme ils sont rouges ces petales! On dirait des taches de sang sur
la nappe. Cela ne fait rien. Il ne faut pas trouver des symboles
dans chaque chose qu'on voit. Cela rend la vie impossible. Il
serait mieux de dire que les taches de sang sont aussi belles que
les petales de roses. Il serait beaucoup mieux de dire cela . . .
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
side door without your knowing it?"
"No, sir. The garden has a high wall around it. And there is extra
protection on the side toward the Promenade."
"But there's a little gate there?"
"Is that usually closed?"
"We never use the key for that, sir. It has a trick lock that you
can't open unless you know how."
"You said you went to the theatre yesterday evening. Did your
master give you permission to go?"
"Yes, sir. It's about a year now that he gave me money for a