|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Purse by Honore de Balzac:
of my poor Adelaide. I have always hated the idea of holding out
my hand as a beggar in the name of a grief which deprives a woman
of voice and strength. I do not like this money valuation for
blood irreparably spilt----"
"Dear mother, this subject always does you harm."
In response to this remark from Adelaide, the Baronne Leseigneur
bowed, and was silent.
"Monsieur," said the young girl to Hippolyte, "I had supposed
that a painter's work was generally fairly quiet?"
At this question Schinner colored, remembering the noise he had
made. Adelaide said no more, and spared him a falsehood by rising
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Oscar Wilde Miscellaneous by Oscar Wilde:
them by their right names.
MYRRHINA. Where are these gods ye worship?
FIRST MAN. We hide them in the folds of our tunics. We do not show
them to any one. If we showed them to any one they might leave us.
MYRRHINA. Where did ye meet with them?
FIRST MAN. They were given to us by an embalmer of the dead who had
found them in a tomb. We served him for seven years.
MYRRHINA. The dead are terrible. I am afraid of Death.
FIRST MAN. Death is not a god. He is only the servant of the gods.
MYRRHINA. He is the only god I am afraid of. Ye have seen many of
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Gambara by Honore de Balzac:
modeling. It could be seen at a glance that in this man passion had
been curbed to the advantage of the intellect; that the brain alone
had grown old in some great struggle.
Andrea shot a swift look at Marianna, who was watching him. And he
noted the beautiful Italian head, the exquisite proportion and rich
coloring that revealed one of those organizations in which every human
power is harmoniously balanced, he sounded the gulf that divided this
couple, brought together by fate. Well content with the promise he
inferred from this dissimilarity between the husband and wife, he made
no attempt to control a liking which ought to have raised a barrier
between the fair Marianna and himself. He was already conscious of