|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Black Dwarf by Walter Scott:
he's sae minded."
"He SHALL tell me," said Hobbie, who was busy putting his arms in
order, "what he kens o' this night's job, or I shall right weel
ken wherefore he does not."
"Ay, but speak him fair, my bonny man--speak him fair Hobbie; the
like o' him will no bear thrawing. They converse sae muckle wi'
thae fractious ghaists and evil spirits, that it clean spoils
"Let me alane to guide him," answered Hobbie; "there's that in my
breast this day, that would ower-maister a' the warlocks on
earth, and a' the devils in hell."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Aeneid by Virgil:
She said, and pass'd along the gloomy space;
The prince pursued her steps with equal pace.
Ye realms, yet unreveal'd to human sight,
Ye gods who rule the regions of the night,
Ye gliding ghosts, permit me to relate
The mystic wonders of your silent state!
Obscure they went thro' dreary shades, that led
Along the waste dominions of the dead.
Thus wander travelers in woods by night,
By the moon's doubtful and malignant light,
When Jove in dusky clouds involves the skies,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy:
of Chauvelin's triumphant chuckle, "and I crept nearer to it then.
The hut is very roughly built, and I caught snatches of their
"Yes?--Quick!--What did you hear?"
"The old man asked the young one if he were sure that was
right place. `Oh, yes,' he replied, `'tis the place sure enough,' and
by the light of the charcoal fire he showed to his companion a paper,
which he carried. `Here is the plan,' he said, `which he gave me
before I left London. We were to adhere strictly to that plan, unless
I had contrary orders, and I have had none. Here is the road we
followed, see. . .here the fork. . .here we cut across the St. Martin
The Scarlet Pimpernel