|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Men of Iron by Howard Pyle:
steps, while the good priest blessed him and signed the cross
upon his forehead. The Prince was waiting in the walled garden
adjoining, and as they rowed back again up the river to Scotland
Yard, all were thoughtful and serious, even Poins' and Vere's
merry tongues being stilled from their usual quips and jesting.
It was. about the quarter of the hour before eleven o'clock when
Myles, with Gascoyne, set forth for the lists. The Prince of
Wales, together with most of his court, had already gone on to
Smithfield, leaving behind him six young knights of his household
to act as escort to the young champion. Then at last the order to
horse was given; the great gate swung open, and out they rode,
Men of Iron
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Deputy of Arcis by Honore de Balzac:
promote progress in all things--"
"What do you call progress?" asked Fromaget. "For us, progress means
getting the waste lands of la Champagne under cultivation."
"Progress! I will explain to you what I mean by that," cried Giguet,
exasperated by the interruption.
"It is the frontier of the Rhine for France," put in the colonel, "and
the destruction of the treaties of 1815."
"It is selling wheat dear and keeping bread cheap," cried Achille
Pigoult sarcastically, thinking that he made a joke, but actually
expressing one of the delusions that reign in France.
"It is the happiness of all, obtained by the triumph of humanitarian
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare:
Ile say yon gray is not the mornings eye,
'Tis but the pale reflexe of Cinthias brow.
Nor that is not Larke whose noates do beate
The vaulty heauen so high aboue our heads,
I haue more care to stay, then will to go:
Come death and welcome, Iuliet wills it so.
How ist my soule, lets talke, it is not day
Iuli. It is, it is, hie hence be gone away:
It is the Larke that sings so out of tune,
Straining harsh Discords, and vnpleasing Sharpes.
Some say the Larke makes sweete Diuision;
Romeo and Juliet