|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:
will accept service. For the others, what shall I say? Just
because I hesitate to put off my mantle of dignity and abase this
noble intellect by associating with a herd of revellers and- er-
"Libertines?" said Jonah.
"Toss-pots, my ears are to be burned and foul aspersions cast
upon a liver, till then spotless. Am I discouraged? No.
Emboldened rather. In short, I will attend the rout."
"At last," sighed Daphne.
"My dear. I ordered the supper yesterday. We're sharing a table
with the Scarlets. But you needn't have burned my ear."
The Brother of Daphne
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson:
The sun and rain, the dust and dew;
Though still attainment and despair
Inter the old, despoil the new;
There shall at length, be sure, O friends,
Howe'er ye steer, whate'er ye do -
At length, and at the end of ends,
The golden city come in view.
THOU STRAINEST THROUGH THE MOUNTAIN FERN
THOU strainest through the mountain fern,
A most exiguously thin Burn.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Secret Places of the Heart by H. G. Wells:
young women in her position. Before she was twenty I guess
she was already looking for something more interesting in the
way of men than a rich admirer with an automobile full of
presents. Those who seek find."
"What do you think she found?"
"What would a rich girl find out there in America? I don't
know. I haven't the material to guess with. In London a girl
might find a considerable variety of active, interesting men,
rising politicians, university men of distinction, artists
and writers even, men of science, men--there are still such
men--active in the creative work of the empire.