|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Black Beauty by Anna Sewell:
take this gentleman's luggage -- Dover line twelve o'clock train --
that's it," and without waiting for another word Jerry wheeled me round
to make room for other cabs that were dashing up at the last minute,
and drew up on one side till the crush was past.
"`So glad!' he said, `so glad!' Poor young fellow! I wonder what it was
that made him so anxious!"
Jerry often talked to himself quite loud enough for me to hear
when we were not moving.
On Jerry's return to the rank there was a good deal of laughing
and chaffing at him for driving hard to the train for an extra fare,
as they said, all against his principles, and they wanted to know
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Passionate Pilgrim by William Shakespeare:
Therefore, I'll lie with love, and love with me,
Since that our faults in love thus smother'd be.
Two loves I have, of comfort and despair,
That like two spirits do suggest me still;
My better angel is a man right fair,
My worser spirit a woman colour'd ill.
To win me soon to hell, my female evil
Tempteth my better angel from my side,
And would corrupt my saint to be a devil,
Wooing his purity with her fair pride.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain:
reported in Stephenson's letter; there could be no better evidence
than that--it was even PROOF that he had rendered it. Of course.
So that point was settled. . . No, not quite. He recalled with a
wince that this unknown Mr. Stephenson was just a trifle unsure as
to whether the performer of it was Richards or some other--and, oh
dear, he had put Richards on his honour! He must himself decide
whither that money must go--and Mr. Stephenson was not doubting that
if he was the wrong man he would go honourably and find the right
one. Oh, it was odious to put a man in such a situation--ah, why
couldn't Stephenson have left out that doubt? What did he want to
intrude that for?
The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg