|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Adam Bede by George Eliot:
landlord in England, not if he was King George himself."
"No, no, my dear Mrs. Poyser, certainly not," said the squire,
still confident in his own powers of persuasion, "you must not
overwork yourself; but don't you think your work will rather be
lessened than increased in this way? There is so much milk
required at the Abbey that you will have little increase of cheese
and butter making from the addition to your dairy; and I believe
selling the milk is the most profitable way of disposing of dairy
produce, is it not?"
"Aye, that's true," said Mr. Poyser, unable to repress an opinion
on a question of farming profits, and forgetting that it was not
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Coxon Fund by Henry James:
precisely what makes her cling to the notion of the 'Fund'--cling
to it as to a link with the ideal."
"How can she cling if she's dying?"
"Do you mean how can she act in the matter?" Gravener asked.
"That's precisely the question. She can't! As she has never yet
caught her hare, never spied out her lucky impostor--how should
she, with the life she has led?--her husband's intention has come
very near lapsing. His idea, to do him justice, was that it SHOULD
lapse if exactly the right person, the perfect mixture of genius
and chill penury, should fail to turn up. Ah the poor dear woman's
very particular--she says there must be no mistake."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from An International Episode by Henry James:
"I have seen it in a great many books."
"Hang it! you are always at your books. A fellow
in my position, then, does very well whatever he does.
That's about what I mean to say."
"Well, if your own people are content with you,"
said Bessie Alden, laughing, "it is not for me to complain.
But I shall always think that, properly, you should have been
a great mind--a great character."
"Ah, that's very theoretic," Lord Lambeth declared.
"Depend upon it, that's a Yankee prejudice."
"Happy the country," said Bessie Alden, "where even people's