|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Moral Emblems by Robert Louis Stevenson:
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,
The ambidextrous Kings of Art;
And every mortal thing I do
Brings ringing money in the mart.
Hence, in the morning hour, the mead,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Faraday as a Discoverer by John Tyndall:
form of the power may be so changed, that an apparent conversion of
one into the other takes place. So we can change chemical force
into the electric current, or the current into chemical force.
The beautiful experiments of Seebeck and Peltier show the convertibility
of heat and electricity; and others by Oersted and myself show the
convertibility of electricity and magnetism. But in no case, not
even in those of the Gymnotus and Torpedo, is there a pure creation
or a production of power without a corresponding exhaustion of
something to supply it.'
These words were published more than two years before either Mayer
printed his brief but celebrated essay on the Forces of Inorganic
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Spirit of the Border by Zane Grey:
now, for when the Delaware goes into the forest his trail will fade."
"Begone!" roared Wetzel. The fever for blood was once more rising within him.
The chief picked up some weapons of the dead Indians, and with haughty stride
stalked from the glade.
"Oh, Wetzel, thank you, I knew---" Nell's voice broke as she faced the hunter.
She recoiled from this changed man.
"Come, we'll go," said Jonathan Zane. "I'll guide you to Fort Henry." He
lifted the pack, and led Nell and Jim out of the glade.
They looked back once to picture forever in their minds the lovely spot with
its ghastly quiet bodies, the dark, haunting spring, the renegade nailed to
the tree, and the tall figure of Wetzel as he watched his shadow on the
The Spirit of the Border