|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley:
"See the fount of generous juice! Flow on, fair stream. How he
bleeds!--pints, quarts! Ah, this proves him to be in earnest!"
"A true lover's blood is always at his fingers' ends."
"He does not grudge it; of course not. Eh, Jack? What matters an
odd gallon for her sake?"
"For her sake? Nothing, nothing! Take my life, if you will: but--
oh, gentlemen, a surgeon, if you love me! I'm going off--I 'm
"Drink, then, quick; drink and swear! Pat his back, Cary.
Courage, man! it will be over in a minute. Now, Frank!--"
And Frank spoke--
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Secret Places of the Heart by H. G. Wells:
bound to play in unquestioning obedience to the laws and
spirit of the game, but if one was not playing that game
then there was no reason why one should not contemplate the
completest reversal of all its methods and the alteration and
abandonment of every rule. Correctness of conduct, the doctor
held, was an imperative concomitant of all really free
thinking. Revolutionary speculation is one of those things
that must be divorced absolutely from revolutionary conduct.
It was to the neglect of these obvious principles, as the
doctor considered them, that the general muddle in
contemporary marital affairs was very largely due. We left
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Menexenus by Plato:
and there is no similar instance of a 'motive' which is taken from Xenophon
in an undoubted dialogue of Plato. On the other hand, the upholders of the
genuineness of the dialogue will find in the Hippias a true Socratic
spirit; they will compare the Ion as being akin both in subject and
treatment; they will urge the authority of Aristotle; and they will detect
in the treatment of the Sophist, in the satirical reasoning upon Homer, in
the reductio ad absurdum of the doctrine that vice is ignorance, traces of
a Platonic authorship. In reference to the last point we are doubtful, as
in some of the other dialogues, whether the author is asserting or
overthrowing the paradox of Socrates, or merely following the argument
'whither the wind blows.' That no conclusion is arrived at is also in