|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Commission in Lunacy by Honore de Balzac:
whom have urged her to demand a commission in lunacy to declare M.
d'Espard incapable of managing his own affairs, as being the only way
to preserve his fortune from the effects of his maladministration and
his children from his fatal influence.
" 'Taking all this into consideration, M. le President, and the
affidavits subjoined, the petitioner desires that it may please you,
inasmuch as the foregoing facts sufficiently prove the insanity and
incompetency of the Marquis d'Espard herein described with his titles
and residence, to order that, to the end that he may be declared
incompetent by law, this petition and the documents in evidence may be
laid before the King's public prosecutor; and that you will charge one
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
hath transpired shall ever pass my lips. But let me go,
'tis all I ask, and it is useless to detain me for I cannot
give what you would have. I do not love you, nor ever
Her first words had caused the red of humiliation to
mottle his already ruby visage to a semblance of purple,
and now, as he attempted to rise with dignity he was
still further covered with confusion by the fact that his
huge stomach made it necessary for him to go upon all
fours before he could rise, so that he got up much after
the manner of a cow, raising his stern high in air
The Outlaw of Torn
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Job 38: 5 Who determined the measures thereof, if thou knowest? Or who stretched the line upon it?
Job 38: 6 Whereupon were the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner-stone thereof,
Job 38: 7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Job 38: 8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, and issued out of the womb;
Job 38: 9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
Job 38: 10 And prescribed for it My decree, and set bars and doors,
Job 38: 11 And said: 'Thus far shalt thou come, but no further; and here shall thy proud waves be stayed'?
Job 38: 12 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days began, and caused the dayspring to know its place;
Job 38: 13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, and the wicked be shaken out of it?
Job 38: 14 It is changed as clay under the seal; and they stand as a garment.
Job 38: 15 But from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm is broken.