|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Glasses by Henry James:
knows and, as it's nearly seven o'clock, may have jumped off London
Bridge. But an effect of the talk I had with him the other day was
to make me, on receipt of my telegram, feel it to be my duty to
warn him in person against taking action, so to call it, on the
horrid certitude which I could see he carried away with him. I had
added somehow to that certitude. He told me what you had told him
you had seen in your shop."
Mrs. Meldrum, I perceived, had come to Welbeck Street on an errand
identical with my own--a circumstance indicating her rare sagacity,
inasmuch as her ground for undertaking it was a very different
thing from what Flora's wonderful visit had made of mine. I
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Man of Business by Honore de Balzac:
happens to belong to a particular class of old man which should be
known as 'Coquerels' since Henri Monnier's time; so well did Monnier
render the piping voice, the little mannerisms, little queue, little
sprinkling of powder, little movements of the head, prim little
manner, and tripping gait in the part of Coquerel in /La Famille
Improvisee/. This Croizeau used to hand over his halfpence with a
flourish and a 'There, fair lady!'
"Mme. Ida Bonamy the aunt was not long in finding out through a
servant that Croizeau, by popular report of the neighborhood of the
Rue de Buffault, where he lived, was a man of exceeding stinginess,
possessed of forty thousand francs per annum. A week after the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Caesar's Commentaries in Latin by Julius Caesar:
Suebos, omnemque aciem suam raedis et carris circumdederunt, ne qua spes
in fuga relinqueretur. Eo mulieres imposuerunt, quae ad proelium
proficiscentes milites passis manibus flentes implorabant ne se in
servitutem Romanis traderent.
Caesar singulis legionibus singulos legatos et quaestorem praefecit,
uti eos testes suae quisque virtutis haberet; ipse a dextro cornu, quod
eam partem minime firmam hostium esse animadverterat, proelium commisit.
Ita nostri acriter in hostes signo dato impetum fecerunt itaque hostes
repente celeriterque procurrerunt, ut spatium pila in hostes coiciendi non
daretur. Relictis pilis comminus gladiis pugnatum est. At Germani
celeriter ex consuetudine sua phalange facta impetus gladiorum exceperunt.