|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte:
lingering in the passage expecting you--he will make it up."
I have not much pride under such circumstances: I would always
rather be happy than dignified; and I ran after him--he stood at the
foot of the stairs.
"Good-night, St. John," said I.
"Good-night, Jane," he replied calmly.
"Then shake hands," I added.
What a cold, loose touch, he impressed on my fingers! He was deeply
displeased by what had occurred that day; cordiality would not warm,
nor tears move him. No happy reconciliation was to be had with him-
-no cheering smile or generous word: but still the Christian was
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Daisy Miller by Henry James:
"Not very well, sir," she answered.
"She's got the dyspepsia," said Randolph. "I've got it too.
Father's got it. I've got it most!"
This announcement, instead of embarrassing Mrs. Miller,
seemed to relieve her. "I suffer from the liver," she said.
"I think it's this climate; it's less bracing than Schenectady,
especially in the winter season. I don't know whether you know
we reside at Schenectady. I was saying to Daisy that I certainly
hadn't found any one like Dr. Davis, and I didn't believe I should.
Oh, at Schenectady he stands first; they think everything of him.
He has so much to do, and yet there was nothing he wouldn't do for me.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Dark Lady of the Sonnets by George Bernard Shaw:
praise them by calling the one As You Like It, meaning that it is not
as _I_ like it, and the other Much Ado About Nothing, as it truly is.
And now these two filthy pieces drive their nobler fellows from the
stage, where indeed I cannot have my lady physician presented at all,
she being too honest a woman for the taste of the town. Wherefore I
humbly beg your Majesty to give order that a theatre be endowed out of
the public revenue for the playing of those pieces of mine which no
merchant will touch, seeing that his gain is so much greater with the
worse than with the better. Thereby you shall also encourage other
men to undertake the writing of plays who do now despise it and leave
it wholly to those whose counsels will work little good to your realm.