|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Art of Writing by Robert Louis Stevenson:
most excellent and winning (I say perhaps); but at times
again the elements of this literal melody stand more boldly
forward and usurp the ear. It becomes, therefore, somewhat a
matter of conscience to select examples; and as I cannot very
well ask the reader to help me, I shall do the next best by
giving him the reason or the history of each selection. The
two first, one in prose, one in verse, I chose without
previous analysis, simply as engaging passages that had long
re-echoed in my ear.
'I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue,
unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Firm of Nucingen by Honore de Balzac:
Naples to London, and you will be amused and learn something for your
money. Afterwards, if you think of a career, the time and the money
will not have been thrown away.' The late lamented d'Aiglemont had
more sense than people credited him with, which is more than can be
said of some of us."
"A young fellow that starts with an assured income of eighteen
thousand livres at one-and-twenty is lost," said Couture.
"Unless he is miserly, or very much above the ordinary level," added
"Well, Godefroid sojourned in the four capitals of Italy," continued
Bixiou. "He lived in England and Germany, he spent some little time at
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Son of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
formed in a half circle several yards behind the king. They were
watching events interestedly. Before Akut could guess his
intention, or prevent, the boy leaped to the ground directly in
the path of the king, who had now succeeded in stimulating
himself to a frenzy of fury.
"I am Korak!" shouted the boy. "I am the Killer. I came
to live among you as a friend. You want to drive me away.
Very well, then, I shall go; but before I go I shall show
you that the son of Tarzan is your master, as his father was
before him--that he is not afraid of your king or you."
For an instant the king ape had stood motionless with surprise.
The Son of Tarzan