|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Book of Remarkable Criminals by H. B. Irving:
to deny you anything that would give you pleasure." But for some
reason Georges was unhappy, depressed. Some undefined
presentiment of evil seems to have oppressed him. His brother
noticed his pre-occupation.
He himself alludes to it in writing to his mistress: "I am
depressed this evening. For a very little I could break down
altogether and give way to tears. You can't imagine what horrid
thoughts possess me. If I felt your love close to me, I should
be less sad." Against his better inclination Georges promised to
take the widow to the ball on the 13th. He was to come to
Paris on the night of the 12th.
A Book of Remarkable Criminals
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Of The Nature of Things by Lucretius:
In sounds far other than with which they bark
And fill with voices all the regions round.
And when with fondling tongue they start to lick
Their puppies, or do toss them round with paws,
Feigning with gentle bites to gape and snap,
They fawn with yelps of voice far other then
Than when, alone within the house, they bay,
Or whimpering slink with cringing sides from blows.
Again the neighing of the horse, is that
Not seen to differ likewise, when the stud
In buoyant flower of his young years raves,
Of The Nature of Things
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from When a Man Marries by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
go?" I felt sure Bella could hear.
"Oh, come now, Kit," he implored, "we've always got along so
well. It's a shame to let a thing like this make us bad friends.
Aren't you ever going to forgive me?"
"Never," I said promptly. "When I once get away, I don't want
ever to see you again. I was never so humiliated in my life. I
Then I turned around, and, of course, there was Aunt Selina with
her eyes protruding until you could have knocked them off with a
stick, and beside her, very red and uncomfortable, Mr. Harbison!
"Bella!" she said in a shocked voice, "is that the way you speak