|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Royalty Restored/London Under Charles II by J. Fitzgerald Molloy:
the late king had "laid down his sacred head to be struck off
upon a block," almost twelve years before. Then the lord mayor
and his aldermen took their goodly leave, and the king entered
into the banquet hall, where the lords and commons awaited him,
and where an address was made to him by the Earl of Manchester,
Speaker to the House of Peers, congratulating him on his
miraculous preservation and happy restoration to his crown and
dignity after so long and so severe a suppression of his just
right and title. Likewise his lordship besought his majesty to
be the upright assertor of the laws and maintainer of the
liberties of his subjects. "So," said the noble earl, "shall
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Reef by Edith Wharton:
to have you know the reason?"
"She's afraid to have YOU know it--not me!"
"To have ME know it?"
He laughed again, and Anna, at his laugh, felt a sudden rush
"Owen, you must explain what you mean!"
He looked at her hard before answering; then: "Ask Darrow!"
"Owen--Owen!" Sophy Viner murmured.
Anna stood looking from one to the other. It had become
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Atheist's Mass by Honore de Balzac:
were greater than his. He looked after me, he called me his boy,
he lent me money to buy books, he would come in softly sometimes
to watch me at work, and took a mother's care in seeing that I
had wholesome and abundant food, instead of the bad and
insufficient nourishment I had been condemned to. Bourgeat, a man
of about forty, had a homely, mediaeval type of face, a prominent
forehead, a head that a painter might have chosen as a model for
that of Lycurgus. The poor man's heart was big with affections
seeking an object; he had never been loved but by a poodle that
had died some time since, of which he would talk to me, asking
whether I thought the Church would allow masses to be said for