|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson:
And you, O priest, the foreteller, foretell for yourself if you can,
Foretell the hour of the day when the Vais shall burst on your clan!
By the head of the tapu cleft, with death and fire in their hand,
Thick and silent like ants, the warriors swarm in the land."
And they tell that when next the sun had climbed to the noonday skies,
It shone on the smoke of feasting in the country of the Vais.
NOTES TO THE FEAST OF FAMINE
IN this ballad, I have strung together some of the more
striking particularities of the Marquesas. It rests upon no
authority; it is in no sense, like "Rahero," a native story;
but a patchwork of details of manners and the impressions of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from La Grande Breteche by Honore de Balzac:
went on after a little pause, 'three months after being licensed by
the Keeper of the Seals, one evening, as I was going to bed--it was
before my marriage--I was sent for by Madame la Comtesse de Merret, to
her Chateau of Merret. Her maid, a good girl, who is now a servant in
this inn, was waiting at my door with the Countess' own carriage. Ah!
one moment! I ought to tell you that Monsieur le Comte de Merret had
gone to Paris to die two months before I came here. He came to a
miserable end, flinging himself into every kind of dissipation. You
" 'On the day when he left, Madame la Comtesse had quitted la Grand
Breteche, having dismantled it. Some people even say that she had
La Grande Breteche
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King James Bible:
had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
MAT 27:35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting
lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They
parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.
MAT 27:36 And sitting down they watched him there;
MAT 27:37 And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS
JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
MAT 27:38 Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the
right hand, and another on the left.
MAT 27:39 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,
MAT 27:40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it
King James Bible