|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Night fell on the toilers, and first Hiopa the wise
Made the round of the house, visiting all with his eyes;
And all was piled to the eaves, and fuel blockaded the door;
And within, in the house beleaguered, slumbered the forty score.
Then was an aito dispatched and came with fire in his hand,
And Hiopa took it. - "Within," said he, "is the life of a land;
And behold! I breathe on the coal, I breathe on the dales of the east,
And silence falls on forest and shore; the voice of the feast
Is quenched, and the smoke of cooking; the rooftree decays and falls
On the empty lodge, and the winds subvert deserted walls."
Therewithal, to the fuel, he laid the glowing coal;
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Reign of King Edward the Third by William Shakespeare:
The hindmost rank unto this place, my liege.
Dislodge, dislodge! it is the king of England.
Jemmy, my man, saddle my bonny black.
Meanst thou to fight, Douglas? we are too weak.
I know it well, my liege, and therefore fly.
My Lords of Scotland, will ye stay and drink?
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw:
able to shew its points.
PRAED [rising] Certainly, if the restoration has left any to
REV. S. [mooning hospitably at them] I shall be pleased, I'm
sure, if Sir George and Mrs Warren really care about it.
MRS WARREN. Oh, come along and get it over.
CROFTS [turning back toward the gate] Ive no objection.
REV. S. Not that way. We go through the fields, if you dont
mind. Round here. [He leads the way by the little path through
the box hedge].
CROFTS. Oh, all right. [He goes with the parson].