|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Legend of Montrose by Walter Scott:
conveyed.--"Poor Gustavus!" said he to himself, "if anything but
good happens to me, I had better have left him at Darnlinvarach
than brought him here among these Highland salvages, who scarce
know the head of a horse from his tail. But duty must part a man
from his nearest and dearest--
"When the cannons are roaring, lads, and the colours are flying,
The lads that seek honour must never fear dying;
Then, stout cavaliers, let us toil our brave trade in,
And fight for the Gospel and the bold King of Sweden."
Thus silencing his apprehensions with the but-end of a military
ballad, he followed his guide into a sort of guard-room filled
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Legend of Montrose by Walter Scott:
"Simply upon two considerations, my lord," answered the soldier.
"Being, first, on which side my services would be in most
honourable request;--And, secondly, whilk is a corollary of the
first, by whilk party they are likely to be most gratefully
requited. And, to deal plainly with you, my lord, my opinion at
present doth on both points rather incline to the side of the
"Your reasons, if you please," said Lord Menteith, "and perhaps I
may be able to meet them with some others which are more
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Illustrious Gaudissart by Honore de Balzac:
"They make champagne out of it; there is a man from Paris who comes
here and makes it in Tours."
"I have no doubt of it, Monsieur. The 'Globe,' of which we were
"Yes, I've gone over it," said Margaritis.
"I was sure of it!" exclaimed Gaudissart. "Monsieur, you have a fine
frontal development; a pate--excuse the word--which our gentlemen call
'horse-head.' There's a horse element in the head of every great man.
Genius will make itself known; but sometimes it happens that great
men, in spite of their gifts, remain obscure. Such was very nearly the
case with Saint-Simon; also with Monsieur Vico,--a strong man just