|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Aeneid by Virgil:
One common hazard in the war they shar'd,
And now were both by choice upon the guard.
Then Nisus thus: "Or do the gods inspire
This warmth, or make we gods of our desire?
A gen'rous ardor boils within my breast,
Eager of action, enemy to rest:
This urges me to fight, and fires my mind
To leave a memorable name behind.
Thou see'st the foe secure; how faintly shine
Their scatter'd fires! the most, in sleep supine
Along the ground, an easy conquest lie:
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Rig Veda:
unto us, Soma and Rudra.
Release us from the noose of Varuna; keep us from sorrow, in
HYMN LXXV. Weapons of War.
1. THE warrior's look is like a thunderous rain-cloud's, when,
with mail, he seeks the lap of battle.
The Rig Veda
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Ferragus by Honore de Balzac:
Ferragus is a first episode which clings by invisible links to the
"History of the THIRTEEN," whose power, naturally acquired, can alone
explain certain acts and agencies which would otherwise seem
supernatural. Although it is permissible in tellers of tales to have a
sort of literary coquetry in becoming historians, they ought to
renounce the benefit that may accrue from an odd or fantastic title--
on which certain slight successes have been won in the present day.
Consequently, the author will now explain, succinctly, the reasons
that obliged him to select a title to his book which seems at first
FERRAGUS is, according to ancient custom, a name taken by the chief or