|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Elizabeth and her German Garden by Marie Annette Beauchamp:
uncompromising attitude towards all feminine weaknesses,
and no one will be taken in."
"I really think, Elizabeth," said Irais to me later,
when the click of Minora's typewriter was heard hesitating
in the next room, "that you and I are writing her book for her.
She takes down everything we say. Why does she copy all
that about the baby? I wonder why mothers' knees are supposed
to be touching? I never learned anything at them, did you?
But then in my case they were only stepmother's, and nobody
ever sings their praises."
"My mother was always at parties," I said; "and the nurse made me
Elizabeth and her German Garden
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Soul of a Bishop by H. G. Wells:
and country, that aims to bring God into all the affairs of this
world and make him not only the king of your individual lives but
the king--in place of all the upstarts, usurpers, accidents,
and absurdities who bear crowns and sceptres today--of an
He paused, and in the pause he heard a little rustle as though
the congregation before him was sitting up in its places, a sound
that always nerves and reassures an experienced preacher.
"This, my dear children, is the reality of this grave business
to-day, as indeed it is the real and practical end of all true
religion. This is your sacrament urn, your soldier's oath. You
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen:
that they may have the trouble of saying as little as possible."
"Are you consulting your own feelings in the present case, or do
you imagine that you are gratifying mine?"
"Both," replied Elizabeth archly; "for I have always seen a great
similarity in the turn of our minds. We are each of an unsocial,
taciturn disposition, unwilling to speak, unless we expect to say
something that will amaze the whole room, and be handed down
to posterity with all the eclat of a proverb."
"This is no very striking resemblance of your own character, I
am sure," said he. "How near it may be to MINE, I cannot
pretend to say. YOU think it a faithful portrait undoubtedly."
Pride and Prejudice