|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Complete Poems of Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
Half-way down to the shore Evangeline waited in silence,
Not overcome with grief, but strong in the hour of affliction,--
Calmly and sadly she waited, until the procession approached her,
And she beheld the face of Gabriel pale with emotion.
Team then filled her eyes, and, eagerly running to meet him,
Clasped she his hands, and laid her head on his shoulder, and
"Gabriel! be of good cheer! for if we love one another
Nothing, in truth, can harm us, whatever mischances may happen!"
Smiling she spake these words; then suddenly paused, for her
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Hellenica by Xenophon:
a little space, led them back again to the Heraion. The next day he
spent in disposing of the captured property.
 Or, "Heraeum," i.e. sanctuary of Hera, on a promontory so called.
See Leake, "Morea," iii. 317.
 See "Hell." III. ii. 12, if the same.
 Or, "on the round pavilion by the lake" (mod. Vuliasmeni).
 Technically "mora."
 Lit. the polemarchs, penteconters, and xenagoi.
 See "Pol. Lac." xiii. 1.
 See Grote, "H. G." ix. 480, in reference to "Ages." vii. 6.
The ambassadors of the Boeotians were then summoned, and, being asked
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Moral Emblems by Robert Louis Stevenson:
For their dear Captain, who shall smart
Both in his pocket and his heart,
Who saw his heroes shed their gore,
And lacked a shilling to buy more!
THE GRAVER THE PEN: OR, SCENES FROM NATURE, WITH APPROPRIATE VERSES
Poem: I - PROEM
Unlike the common run of men,
I wield a double power to please,
And use the GRAVER and the PEN
With equal aptitude and ease.
I move with that illustrious crew,