|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Perfect Wagnerite: A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring by George Bernard Shaw:
interpolated a new chapter which will perhaps induce some readers
of the original English text to read the book again in German.
For some time to come, indeed, I shall have to refer English
readers to this German edition as the most complete in
My obligation to Herr Trebitsch for making me a living German
author instead of merely a translated English one is so great
that I am bound to point out that he is not responsible for my
views or Wagner's, and that it is as an artist and a man of
letters, and not as a propagandist, that he is conveying to the
German speaking peoples political criticisms which occasionally
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo:
I have rendered you service on various occasions. Well, I have
made inquiries; you will expose yourselves to no purpose, you see.
I swear to you that there is nothing in this house."
"There are lone women," said Guelemer.
"No, the persons have moved away."
"The candles haven't, anyway!" ejaculated Babet.
And he pointed out to Eponine, across the tops of the trees, a light
which was wandering about in the mansard roof of the pavilion.
It was Toussaint, who had stayed up to spread out some linen
Eponine made a final effort.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Madam How and Lady Why by Charles Kingsley:
a great many Sarsden stones; that is, pieces of hard sugary sand,
such as Stonehenge is made of. And when I saw these I said, "I
suspect these were brought here by icebergs:" but I was not sure,
and waited. As the men dug on, they dug up a great many large
flints, with bottle-green coats. "Now," I said, "I am sure. For
I know where these flints must have come from." And for reasons
which would be too long to tell you here, I said, "Some time or
other, icebergs have been floating northward from the Hog's Back
over Aldershot and Farnborough, and have been trying to get into
the Vale of Thames by the slope at Wellington College station; and
they have stranded, and dropped these flints." And I am so sure