|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells:
like against the aristocracy, George; Lord Carnaby's rattling
good stuff. There's a sort of Savoir Faire, something--it's an
old-fashioned phrase, George, but a good one there's a
Bong-Tong.... It's like the Oxford turf, George, you can't grow
it in a year. I wonder how they do it. It's living always on a
Scale, George. It's being there from the beginning."...
"She might," I said to myself, "be a picture by Romney come
"They tell all these stories about him," said my uncle, "but what
do they all amount to?"
"Gods!" I said to myself; "but why have I forgotten for so long?
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Illustrious Gaudissart by Honore de Balzac:
"In the district."
"I have your approbation?"
"You have it."
"Well, then, Monsieur, I take your wine at a hundred francs--"
"No, no! hundred and ten--"
"Monsieur! A hundred and ten for the company, but a hundred to me. I
enable you to make a sale; you owe me a commission."
"Charge 'em a hundred and twenty,"--"cent vingt" ("sans vin," without
"Capital pun that!"
"No, puncheons. About that wine--"
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Enoch Arden, &c. by Alfred Tennyson:
Labor for his own Edith, and return
In such a sunlight of prosperity
He should not be rejected. `Write to me!
They loved me, and because I love their child
They hate me: there is war between us, dear,
Which breaks all bonds but ours; we must remain
Sacred to one another.' So they talk'd,
Poor children, for their comfort: the wind blew;
The rain of heaven, and their own bitter tears,
Tears, and the careless rain of heaven, mixt
Upon their faces, as they kiss'd each other