|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Sanitary and Social Lectures by Charles Kingsley:
never be given to the servants of any private company, but only to
the officers of a corporation or of the Government."
"And what shall we do with the rest of the water?"
"Well, we shall have, I believe, so much to spare that we may at
least do this: In each district of each city, and the centre of
each town, we may build public baths and lavatories, where poor
men and women may get their warm baths when they will; for now
they usually never bathe at all, because they will not--and ought
not, if they be hard-worked folk--bathe in cold water during nine
months of the year. And there they shall wash their clothes, and
dry them by steam; instead of washing them as now, at home, either
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles:
For thou wert better dead than living blind.
What's done was well done. Thou canst never shake
My firm belief. A truce to argument.
For, had I sight, I know not with what eyes
I could have met my father in the shades,
Or my poor mother, since against the twain
I sinned, a sin no gallows could atone.
Aye, but, ye say, the sight of children joys
A parent's eyes. What, born as mine were born?
No, such a sight could never bring me joy;
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw:
VIVIE [almost hysterically] Oh yes: go on: dont spare me. I was
sentimental for one moment in my life--beautifully sentimental--
by moonlight; and now--
FRANK [quickly] I say, Viv: take care. Dont give yourself away.
VIVIE. Oh, do you think Mr Praed does not know all about my
mother? [Turning on Praed] You had better have told me that
morning, Mr Praed. You are very old fashioned in your
delicacies, after all.
PRAED. Surely it is you who are a little old fashioned in your
prejudices, Miss Warren. I feel bound to tell you, speaking as
an artist, and believing that the most intimate human