|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Kenilworth by Walter Scott:
There was a brief bustle in the mansion, and Foster, with his
downward look and sullen manner, entered the apartment to say,
"That Master Richard Varney was arrived from my lord, having
ridden all night, and craved to speak with her ladyship
"Varney?" said the disappointed Countess; "and to speak with me?
--pshaw! But he comes with news from Leicester, so admit him
Varney entered her dressing apartment, where she sat arrayed in
her native loveliness, adorned with all that Janet's art and a
rich and tasteful undress could bestow. But the most beautiful
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Caesar's Commentaries in Latin by Julius Caesar:
soldurios appellant, quorum haec est condicio, ut omnibus in vita commodis
una cum iis fruantur quorum se amicitiae dediderint, si quid his per vim
accidat, aut eundem casum una ferant aut sibi mortem consciscant; neque
adhuc hominum memoria repertus est quisquam qui, eo interfecto cuius se
amicitiae devovisset, mortem recusaret---cum his Adiatunnus eruptionem
facere conatus clamore ab ea parte munitionis sublato cum ad arma milites
concurrissent vehementerque ibi pugnatum esset, repulsus in oppidum tamen
uti eadem deditionis condicione uteretur a Crasso impetravit.
Armis obsidibusque acceptis, Crassus in fines Vocatium et Tarusatium
profectus est. Tum vero barbari commoti, quod oppidum et natura loci et
manu munitum paucis diebus quibus eo ventum erat expugnatum cognoverant,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from An International Episode by Henry James:
like people thoroughly conscious of a common point of view,
so that a style of conversation superficially lacking in finish
might suffice for reference to a fund of associations in the light
of which everything was all right.
"We really seem to be going out to sea," Percy Beaumont observed.
"Upon my word, we are going back to England. He has shipped us off again.
I call that 'real mean.'"
"I suppose it's all right," said Lord Lambeth. "I want to see those
pretty girls at Newport. You know, he told us the place was an island;
and aren't all islands in the sea?"
"Well," resumed the elder traveler after a while, "if his house