|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Historical Lecturers and Essays by Charles Kingsley:
unable men, into the ranks below them. Any man acquainted with the
origin of our English surnames may verify this fact for himself, by
looking at the names of a single parish or a single street of shops.
There, jumbled together, he will find names marking the noblest
Saxon or Angle blood--Kenward or Kenric, Osgood or Osborne, side by
side with Cordery or Banister--now names of farmers in my own
parish--or other Norman-French names which may be, like those two
last, in Battle Abbey roll--and side by side the almost ubiquitous
Brown, whose ancestor was probably some Danish or Norwegian house-
carle, proud of his name Biorn the Bear, and the ubiquitous Smith or
Smythe, the Smiter, whose forefather, whether he be now peasant or
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The War in the Air by H. G. Wells:
gesture, arrested the discourse of the flat-voiced man. "What's
HE saying?" said he.
Then the whole company realised that something was happening to
Bert; either he was suffocating or going mad. He was
"Look 'ere! I say! 'Old on a bit!" and trembling and eagerly
He tore open his collar and opened vest and shirt. He plunged
into his interior and for an instant it seemed he was plucking
forth his liver. Then as he struggled with buttons on his
shoulder they perceived this flattened horror was in fact a
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde:
Cecily, and that is everything.
[Enter CECILY at the back of the garden. She picks up the can and
begins to water the flowers.] But I must see her before I go, and
make arrangements for another Bunbury. Ah, there she is.
CECILY. Oh, I merely came back to water the roses. I thought you
were with Uncle Jack.
ALGERNON. He's gone to order the dog-cart for me.
CECILY. Oh, is he going to take you for a nice drive?
ALGERNON. He's going to send me away.
CECILY. Then have we got to part?
ALGERNON. I am afraid so. It's a very painful parting.