|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Essays of Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon:
Thirdly, for that that concerns clerks and minis-
ters. The place of justice is an hallowed place; and
therefore not only the bench, but the foot-place;
and precincts and purprise thereof, ought to be
preserved without scandal and corruption. For
certainly grapes (as the Scripture saith) will not
be gathered of thorns or thistles; either can justice
yield her fruit with sweetness, amongst the briars
and brambles of catching and polling clerks, and
ministers. The attendance of courts, is subject to
four bad instruments. First, certain persons that
Essays of Francis Bacon
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Commission in Lunacy by Honore de Balzac:
woman as being built on piles. The widow wore a green gown trimmed
with chinchilla, which looked on her as a splash of dirty oil would
look on a bride's veil. In short, everything about her harmonized with
her last words: "Here I am."
"Madame," said Popinot, "you are suspected of having used some
seductive arts to induce M. d'Espard to hand over to you very
considerable sums of money."
"Of what! of what!" cried she. "Of seductive arts? But, my dear sir,
you are a man to be respected, and, moreover, as a lawyer you ought to
have some good sense. Look at me! Tell me if I am likely to seduce any
one. I cannot tie my own shoes, nor even stoop. For these twenty years
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Koran:
like motes in a sunbeam scattered! The fellows of Paradise on that day
shall be in a better abiding-place and a better noonday rest.
The day the heavens shall be cleft asunder with the clouds, and
the angels shall be sent down descending.
The true kingdom on that day shall belong to the Merciful, and it
shall be a hard day for the misbelievers.
And the day when the unjust shall bite his hands and say, 'O,
would that I had taken a way with the Apostle! O, woe is me! would
that I had not taken such a one for a friend now, for he did lead me
astray from the Reminder after it had come to me, for Satan leaves man
in the lurch!'