|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The School For Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan:
CRABTREE. And tell how hardly you have been treated.
SIR PETER. Leave my House--
SIR BENJAMIN. And how patiently you bear it.
SIR PETER. Friends! Vipers! Furies! Oh that their own Venom
would choke them!
SIR OLIVER. They are very provoking indeed, Sir Peter.
ROWLEY. I heard high words: what has ruffled you Sir Peter--
SIR PETER. Pshaw what signifies asking--do I ever pass a Day
without my Vexations?
SIR OLIVER. Well I'm not Inquisitive--I come only to tell you,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Poems of Goethe, Bowring, Tr. by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:
Firmly fix'd in my mind; and I thought of the fortunate maiden
Whom, as his betroth'd one, he cherish'd perchance in his bosom.
And when I found him again at the well, the sight of him charm'd me
Just as if I had-seen an angel descending from heaven.
And I follow'd him willingly, when as a servant he sought me,
But by my heart in truth I was flatter'd (I need must confess it),
As I hitherward came, that I might possibly win him,
If I became in the house an indispensable pillar.
But, alas, I now see the dangers I well nigh fell into,
When I bethought me of living so near a silently-loved one.
Now for the first time I feel how far removed a poor maiden
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley:
were bred up a Papist and an idolater; wouldn't her blood be on my
head then, sir? Sooner than that, sooner than that, I'd be in the
Inquisition again to-morrow, I would!"
"My good fellow, there are no adventures to the Indies forward now:
but if you want to fight Spaniards, here is a gentleman will show
you the way. Amyas, take him with you to Ireland. If he has
learnt half the lessons God has set him to learn, he ought to stand
you in good stead."
Yeo looked eagerly at the young giant.
"Will you have me, sir? There's few matters I can't turn my hand
to: and maybe you'll be going to the Indies again, some day, eh?