|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Ion by Plato:
SOCRATES: But what about matters in which they do not agree?--for example,
about divination, of which both Homer and Hesiod have something to say,--
ION: Very true:
SOCRATES: Would you or a good prophet be a better interpreter of what
these two poets say about divination, not only when they agree, but when
ION: A prophet.
SOCRATES: And if you were a prophet, would you not be able to interpret
them when they disagree as well as when they agree?
SOCRATES: But how did you come to have this skill about Homer only, and
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Legend of Montrose by Walter Scott:
through that cloistered passage."
"Now, Heaven's blessing upon your vanity!" said the Captain to
himself. "I was afraid I would have had to march off without
In fact, so effectually did the chaplain exert himself in behalf
of so excellent a judge of composition, that while Dalgetty was
parleying with the sentinels at the drawbridge, showing his
passport, and giving the watchword, a servant brought him his
horse, ready saddled for the journey. In another place, the
Captain's sudden appearance at large after having been publicly
sent to prison, might have excited suspicion and enquiry; but the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Where There's A Will by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
older than he is, but--I'm afraid of him, Minnie. Little Judy is
ready to crawl around and speak for a cracker or a kind word.
Oh, I'm not in love with him, but he's got the courage to say
what he means and do what he says."
She went to the door and looked back smiling.
"I'm off for the wood-pile," she called back. "And I've promised
to chop two inches off my heels."
As I say, they took to it like ducks to water--except two of
them, von Inwald and Thoburn. Mr. von Inwald stayed on, I hardly
know why, but I guess it was because Mr. Jennings still
hadn't done anything final about settlements, and with the