|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The School For Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan:
SIR OLIVER. Aye these Gentlemen would have kill'd you without Law
or Physic, and wanted to dub me a Doctor to make me an accomplice.
SIR PETER. Why! what is all this?
SIR BENJAMIN. We rejoice, Sir Peter, that the Story of the Duel
is not true--and are sincerely sorry for your other Misfortune.
SIR PETER. So--so--all over the Town already! [Aside.]
CRABTREE. Tho', Sir Peter, you were certainly vastly to blame
to marry at all at your years.
SIR PETER. Sir, what Business is that of yours?
MRS. CANDOUR. Tho' Indeed, as Sir Peter made so good a Husband,
he's very much to be pitied.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson:
and fine clear weather; and as it was an object with the
writer to know the actual state of the Bell Rock at neap-
tides, he got one of the boats manned, and, being accompanied
by the landing-master, went to it at a quarter-past twelve.
The parts of the rock that appeared above water being very
trifling, were covered by every wave, so that no landing was
made. Upon trying the depth of water with a boathook,
particularly on the sites of the lighthouse and beacon, on the
former, at low water, the depth was found to be three feet,
and on the central parts of the latter it was ascertained to
be two feet eight inches. Having made these remarks, the boat
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Disputation of the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences by Dr. Martin Luther:
penalties other than those which he has imposed either by his
own authority or by that of the Canons.
6. The pope cannot remit any guilt, except by declaring that
it has been remitted by God and by assenting to God's
remission; though, to be sure, he may grant remission in cases
reserved to his judgment. If his right to grant remission in
such cases were despised, the guilt would remain entirely
7. God remits guilt to no one whom He does not, at the same
time, humble in all things and bring into subjection to His
vicar, the priest.