|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner:
Especially on this point I have feared this book might lead to a
misconception, if by its great insistence on the problem of sex parasitism,
and the lighter dealing with other aspects, it should lead to the
impression that woman's domestic labour at the present day (something quite
distinct from, though indirectly connected with, the sexual relation
between man and woman) should not be highly and most highly recognised and
recompensed. I believe it will be in the future, and then when woman gives
up her independent field of labour for domestic or marital duty of any
kind, she will not receive her share of the earnings of the man as a more
or less eleemosynary benefaction, placing her in a position of subjection,
but an equal share, as the fair division, in an equal partnership. (It may
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Lemorne Versus Huell by Elizabeth Drew Stoddard:
went into a large shop I saw Mr. Uxbridge at a counter buying
gloves; her quick eye caught sight of him, and she edged away,
saying she would look at some goods on the other side; I might wait
where I was. As he turned to go out he saw me and stopped.
"I have been in New York since I saw you," he said. "Mr. Lemorne
sent for me."
"There is my aunt," I said.
He shrugged his shoulders.
"I shall not go away soon again," he remarked. "I missed Newport
I made some foolish reply, and kept my eyes on Aunt Eliza, who
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson:
of fear in this matter: prepare thyself to die; for I swear
by my infernal den that thou shalt go no farther: here will I
spill thy soul! And with that he threw a flaming dart at his
breast.' In the cut he throws a dart with either hand,
belching pointed flames out of his mouth, spreading his broad
vans, and straddling the while across the path, as only a
fiend can straddle who has just sworn by his infernal den.
The defence will not be long against such vice, such flames,
such red-hot nether energy. And in the fourth cut, to be
sure, he has leaped bodily upon his victim, sped by foot and
pinion, and roaring as he leaps. The fifth shows the