|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Kenilworth by Walter Scott:
those who, with a well-made person, and features not in
themselves unpleasing, are nevertheless so far from handsome
that, whether from the expression of their features, or the tone
of their voice, or from their gait and manner, there arises, on
the whole, a disinclination to their society. The stranger's
address was bold, without being frank, and seemed eagerly and
hastily to claim for him a degree of attention and deference
which he feared would be refused, if not instantly vindicated as
his right. His attire was a riding-cloak, which, when open,
displayed a handsome jerkin overlaid with lace, and belted with a
buff girdle, which sustained a broadsword and a pair of pistols.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Hermione's Little Group of Serious Thinkers by Don Marquis:
when the Superman does come he will be taken
up by the Best People. Anarchists and Socialists
go everywhere now, and dress just like other peo-
ple, and ;you can hardly tell them, and it will be
the same way with the Superman."
What Mamma lacks is contact. Contact with --
with -- well, she lacks Contact, if you get what I
So many of the elder generation DO lack Contact,
don't you think?
Although, of course, it would be very hard to
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death by Patrick Henry:
guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength but
irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance
by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until
our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make
a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power.
The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a
country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy
can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone.
There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will
raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the
strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir,