|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Louis Lambert by Honore de Balzac:
search of a patroness who was traveling all over Europe. However, he
went on foot from Blois to Paris in the hope of seeing her, and
arrived, unluckily, on the very day of her death. Two letters from
Lambert to the Baroness remained unanswered. The memory of Madame de
Stael's good intentions with regard to Louis remains, therefore, only
in some few young minds, struck, as mine was, by the strangeness of
No one who had not gone through the training at our college could
understand the effect usually made on our minds by the announcement
that a "new boy" had arrived, or the impression that such an adventure
as Louis Lambert's was calculated to produce.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Market-Place by Harold Frederic:
little flower-plot, that he tends with his own hands.
One seems outside the realities of life--a mere spectator
at the show."
"Ah, but why not DO things?" Thorpe demanded of him.
"Why merely stand, as you say, and look on?"
The other leant his head back again. "Pray what do
you recommend?" he asked almost listlessly.
"Why--politics, for example."
The Duke nodded, with an air of according to the suggestion
a certain respect. "Unhappily I am too much of a foreigner,"
he commented. "I know Englishmen and their affairs
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Essays & Lectures by Oscar Wilde:
offered to his sister by the prince.
Their motives, then, were personal revenge, while the result of
their conspiracy served only to rivet more tightly the chains of
servitude which bound Athens to the Peisistratid house, for
Hipparchos, whom they killed, was only the tyrant's younger
brother, and not the tyrant himself.
To prove his theory that Hippias was the elder, he appeals to the
evidence afforded by a public inscription in which his name occurs
immediately after that of his father, a point which he thinks shows
that he was the eldest, and so the heir. This view he further
corroborates by another inscription, on the altar of Apollo, which