|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Aeneid by Virgil:
And various cares revolving in his mind:
Rage, boiling from the bottom of his breast,
And sorrow mix'd with shame, his soul oppress'd;
And conscious worth lay lab'ring in his thought,
And love by jealousy to madness wrought.
By slow degrees his reason drove away
The mists of passion, and resum'd her sway.
Then, rising on his car, he turn'd his look,
And saw the town involv'd in fire and smoke.
A wooden tow'r with flames already blaz'd,
Which his own hands on beams and rafters rais'd;
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Complete Angler by Izaak Walton:
thus answered: " I lent you, indeed, my fiddle, but not my fiddle-stick;
for you are to know, that every one cannot make musick with my
words, which are fitted for my own mouth". And so, my scholar, you
are to know, that as the ill pronunciation or ill accenting of words in a
sermon spoils it, so the ill carriage of your line, or not fishing even to a
foot in a right place, makes you lose your labour: and you are to know,
that though you have my fiddle, that is, my very rod and tacklings with
which you see I catch fish, yet you have not my fiddle-stick, that is, you
yet have not skill to know how to carry your hand and line, nor how to
guide it to a right place: and this must be taught you; for you are to
remember, I told you Angling is an art, either by practice or a long
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Sportsman by Xenophon:
display of eagerness, whatever they chance upon, will take the lead,
conscious all the while they are playing false; whilst another
sort again will behave in a precisely similar style out of sheer
ignorance. It is a poor sort of hound which will not leave a stale
line for want of recognising the true trail. So, too, a hound that
cannot distinguish the trail leading to a hare's form, and scampers
over that of a running hare, hot haste, is no thoroughbred.
 Al. "seem to take pleasure in fondling every lie."
 Or, "fully aware themselves that the whole thing is a make-
 Or, "do exactly the same thing because they do not know any