|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde:
And the people fell upon their knees in awe, and the nobles
sheathed their swords and did homage, and the Bishop's face grew
pale, and his hands trembled. 'A greater than I hath crowned
thee,' he cried, and he knelt before him.
And the young King came down from the high altar, and passed home
through the midst of the people. But no man dared look upon his
face, for it was like the face of an angel.
THE BIRTHDAY OF THE INFANTA
[TO MRS. WILLIAM H. GRENFELL OF TAPLOW COURT - LADY DESBOROUGH]
It was the birthday of the Infanta. She was just twelve years of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Black Dwarf by Walter Scott:
succeeded, his daughter would only be trepanned into an
advantageous match, and that, if he failed, he himself was a lost
man, were quite sufficient to drown all scruples.
He found Miss Vere seated by the window of her dressing-room, her
head reclining on her hand, and either sunk in slumber, or so
deeply engaged in meditation, that she did not hear the noise he
made at his entrance. He approached with his features composed
to a deep expression of sorrow and sympathy, and, sitting down
beside her, solicited her attention by quietly taking her hand, a
motion which he did not fail to accompany with a deep sigh.
"My father!" said Isabella, with a sort of start, which
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde:
take aught from thee but that little ring that thou wearest on the
finger of thy hand."
'And the Emperor frowned. "It is but a ring of lead," he cried,
"nor has it any value. Therefore take thy half of the treasure and
go from my city."
'"Nay," I answered, "but I will take nought but that leaden ring,
for I know what is written within it, and for what purpose."
'And the Emperor trembled, and besought me and said, "Take all the
treasure and go from my city. The half that is mine shall be thine
'And I did a strange thing, but what I did matters not, for in a