|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare:
Commend me to her, and to peece her portion,
Tender her this. [Gives purse.]
Nay lets be offerers all.
Is it a maide?
Verily, I thinke so,
A right good creature, more to me deserving
Then I can quight or speake of.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Divine Comedy (translated by H.F. Cary) by Dante Alighieri:
A.D. 1277. Mariana, Hist. de Esp. l. xiv. c. 2.
v. 128. Chrysostom.] The eloquent patriarch of Constantinople.
v. 128. Anselmo.] "Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, was born
at Aosta, about 1034, and studied under Lanfrane at the monastery
of Bec, in Normandy, where he afterwards devoted himself to a
religious life, in his twenty-seventh year. In three years he
was made prior, and then abbot of that monastery! from whence he
was taken, in 1093, to succeed to the archbishopric, vacant by
the death of Lanfrane. He enjoyed this dignity till his death, in
1109, though it was disturbed by many
dissentions with William II and Henry I respecting the immunities
The Divine Comedy (translated by H.F. Cary)
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:
let his smile take on a new meaning.
"What did I tell you, Scott?"
"Prove it," defied Scott. "Prove it--you can't prove it."
"What can't I prove?"
"Why, that I was in that " Scott stopped abruptly, and watched
the smile broaden on the strong face opposite him. His dull brain
had come to his rescue none too soon.
"Now, ain't it funny how people's thoughts get to running on the
same thing? Last time I met up with you there you was collecting
a hundred dollars and keep-the-change cents from me, and now here
you are spending it. It's ce'tinly curious how both of us are