|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare:
If but for fear of this, thy will remove;
For princes are the glass, the school, the book,
Where subjects eyes do learn, do read, do look.
'And wilt thou be the school where Lust shall learn?
Must he in thee read lectures of such shame:
Wilt thou be glass, wherein it shall discern
Authority for sin, warrant for blame,
To privilege dishonour in thy name?
Thou back'st reproach against long-living laud,
And mak'st fair reputation but a bawd.
'Hast thou command? by him that gave it thee,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Oscar Wilde Miscellaneous by Oscar Wilde:
Him. David and the prophets announced Him. There is no love like
the love of God nor any love that can be compared to it.
The body is vile, Myrrhina. God will raise thee up with a new body
which will not know corruption, and thou shalt dwell in the Courts
of the Lord and see Him whose hair is like fine wool and whose feet
are of brass.
MYRRHINA. The beauty. . .
HONORIUS. The beauty of the soul increases until it can see God.
Therefore, Myrrhina, repent of thy sins. The robber who was
crucified beside Him He brought into Paradise. [Exit.]
MYRRHINA. How strangely he spake to me. And with what scorn did he
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Little Rivers by Henry van Dyke:
spend the summer, and a large flock of wild ducks, which the guides
call "Betseys," as if they were all of the gentler sex. In such a
big family of girls we supposed that a few would not be missed, and
Damon bagged two of the tenderest for our supper.
In the still water at the mouth of the Riviere Mistook, just above
the Rapide aux Cedres, we went ashore on a level wooded bank to
make our first camp and cook our dinner. Let me try to sketch our
men as they are busied about the fire.
They are all French Canadians of unmixed blood, descendants of the
men who came to New France with Samuel de Champlain, that
incomparable old woodsman and life-long lover of the wilderness.