|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Lamentable Tragedy of Locrine and Mucedorus by William Shakespeare:
Lo, here the gift of fell ambition,
Of usurpation and of treachery!
Lo, here the harms that wait upon all those
That do intrude themselves in other's lands,
Which are not under their dominion.
ACT IV. SCENE III. A chamber in the Royal Palace.
[Enter Locrine alone.]
Seven years hath aged Corineius lived,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard:
more at losing sight of her than because I must part from my mother
and the rest. In all our games she was ever my partner, and I
would search the country round for days to find such flowers as she
chanced to love. When I came back from school it was the same,
though by degrees Lily grew shyer, and I also grew suddenly shy,
perceiving that from a child she had become a woman. Still we met
often, and though neither said anything of it, it was sweet to us
Thus things went on till this day of my mother's death. But before
I go further I must tell that Squire Bozard looked with no favour
on the friendship between his daughter and myself--and this, not
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte:
went on teasing, till he was twice on the point of being provoked
to laugh. I frowned, and then she glanced towards the master:
whose mind was occupied on other subjects than his company, as his
countenance evinced; and she grew serious for an instant,
scrutinizing him with deep gravity. Afterwards she turned, and
recommenced her nonsense; at last, Hareton uttered a smothered
laugh. Mr. Heathcliff started; his eye rapidly surveyed our faces,
Catherine met it with her accustomed look of nervousness and yet
defiance, which he abhorred.
'It is well you are out of my reach,' he exclaimed. 'What fiend
possesses you to stare back at me, continually, with those infernal