|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Bronte Sisters:
woods - plenty of timber there, and lots of game. Hallo! what
This exclamation was occasioned by the sudden stoppage of the coach
at the park-gates.
'Gen'leman for Staningley Hall?' cried the coachman and I rose and
threw my carpet-bag on to the ground, preparatory to dropping
myself down after it.
'Sickly, sir?' asked my talkative neighbour, staring me in the
face. I daresay it was white enough.
'No. Here, coachman!'
'Thank'ee, sir. - All right!'
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Message by Honore de Balzac:
helped us to the soup, and was dispatching an ample plateful with
"Oh! nephew," exclaimed the canon, "if your wife were here, you
would behave more rationally."
"Papa will make himself ill!" said the child with a mischievous
Just after this extraordinary gastronomical episode, as the Count
was eagerly helping himself to a slice of venison, a housemaid
came in with, "We cannot find madame anywhere, sir!"
I sprang up at the words with a dread in my mind, my fears
written so plainly in my face, that the old canon came out after
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Treatise on Parents and Children by George Bernard Shaw:
it. I propose only two extensions of the practice. One is to provide
for all the child's reasonable human wants, on which point, if you
differ from me, I shall take leave to say that you are socially a fool
and personally an inhuman wretch. The other is that these wants
should be supplied in complete freedom from compulsory schooling or
compulsory anything except restraint from crime, though, as they can
be supplied only by social organization, the child must be conscious
of and subject to the conditions of that organization, which may
involve such portions of adult responsibility and duty as a child may
be able to bear according to its age, and which will in any case
prevent it from forming the vagabond and anarchist habit of mind.