|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne:
to express the highest truths through the humblest medium of
familiar words and images. Their voices came down, afar and
indistinctly, from the upper heights where they habitually dwelt.
Not improbably, it was to this latter class of ms that Mr.
Dimmesdale, by many of his traits of
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The Scarlet Letter
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Master of the World by Jules Verne:
here and now, before it could resume its menacing flight of mastery
across the world!
Steps approached behind me. I turned. The inventor stood by my side,
and pausing looked me in the face.
I was unable to restrain myself; the words burst forth -- "The Great
Eyrie! The Great Eyrie!"
"Yes, Inspector Strock."
"And you! You are the Master of the World?"
"Of that world to which I have already proved myself to be the most
powerful of men."
"You!" I reiterated, stupefied with amazement.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Letters from England by Elizabeth Davis Bancroft:
[Thursday] he went down to Windsor to dine with the Queen. He took
out to dinner the Queen's mother, the Duchess of Kent, the Queen
going with the Prince of Saxe-Weimar, who was paying a visit at the
Castle. He talked German to the Duchess during dinner, which I
suspect she liked, for the Queen spoke of it to him afterwards, and
Lord Palmerston told me the Duchess said he spoke very pure German.
While he was dining at Windsor I went to a party all alone at the
Countess Grey's, which I thought required some courage.
Of all the persons I see here the Marquis of Lansdowne excites the
most lively regard. His countenance and manners are full of
benevolence and I think he understands America better than anyone