|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Common Sense by Thomas Paine:
with nations; cannon are the barristers of Crowns;
and the sword, not of justice, but of war, decides the suit.
To be on the footing of sixty-three, it is not sufficient,
that the laws only be put on the same state, but, that our circumstances,
likewise, be put on the same state; Our burnt and destroyed towns repaired
or built up, our private losses made good, our public debts
(contracted for defence) discharged; otherwise, we shall be millions
worse than we were at that enviable period. Such a request,
had it been complied with a year ago, would have won the heart
and soul of the Continent - but now it is too late, "The Rubicon is passed."
Besides, the taking up arms, merely to enforce the repeal
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Eve and David by Honore de Balzac:
to think that I shall be so near you to-day, and yet that you will
not be present at this banquet in my honor. I owe my little
triumph to the vainglory of Angouleme; in a few days it will be
quite forgotten, and you alone would have taken a real pleasure in
it. But, after all, in a little while you will pardon everything
to one who counts it more than all the triumphs in the world to be
Two forces tugged sharply at David's heart; he adored his wife; and if
he held Lucien in somewhat less esteem, his friendship was scarcely
diminished. In solitude our feelings have unrestricted play; and a man
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Market-Place by Harold Frederic:
to the general public will come into the market too.
But of course you see that all such shares will simply
go through one operation before they come back to us.
Some one of the fourteen men we are squeezing will snap
them up and bring them straight to Semple, to get free from
the fortnightly tax we are levying on them. In that way
we shall eventually let out say half of these fourteen
'shorts,' or perhaps more than half."
"What do you want to do that for?" The sister's grey eyes
had caught a metallic gleam, as if from the talk about gold.
"Why let anybody out? Why can't you go on taking their