|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes:
without his eyelids freezing together. Perhaps I shall give you
some of my experiences one of these days; - I will not now, for I
have something else for you.
Private theatricals, as I have figured in them in country lyceum-
halls, are one thing, - and private theatricals, as they may be
seen in certain gilded and frescoed saloons of our metropolis, are
another. Yes, it is pleasant to see real gentlemen and ladies, who
do not think it necessary to mouth, and rant, and stride, like most
of our stage heroes and heroines, in the characters which show off
their graces and talents; most of all to see a fresh, unrouged,
unspoiled, high bred young maiden, with a lithe figure, and a
The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Beauty and The Beast by Bayard Taylor:
(not by name, but the same thing--you know how they do it) of being
guilty of taking bribes. Mr. Filch, of the Shinnebaug Consolidated
had explained to me so beautifully the superior advantages of his
line, that the Directors of the other company took their revenge in
this vile, abominable way.
That was only the beginning of my trouble. What with these
slanders and longing for the quiet of our dear old home at Burroak,
I was almost sick; yet the Legislature sat on, and sat on,
until I was nearly desperate. Then one morning came a despatch
from my husband: "Melissa is drafted--come home!" How I made the
journey I can't tell; I was in an agony of apprehension, and when
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed by Edna Ferber:
of like a little animal? You don't know him! Why, he's
the most lovable--I And he's only a baby! Can't you
see that? A baby!"
She only stared her dislike, her little pig eyes
grown smaller and more glittering.
"You great--big--thing! " I shrieked at her, like an
infuriated child. With the tears streaming down my
cheeks I unclasped Bennie's cold hands from about my
neck. He clung to me, frantically, until I had to push
him away and run.
The woman swung the door shut, and locked it. But