|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Contrast by Royall Tyler:
3. 'The Yankey in London; a series of Letters written by an
American Youth during nine months' residence in the City of
London.' New-York, 1809.
He also contributed to a number of newspapers of his period,
and a collection of his contributions (with those of Joseph Den-
nie) were published in a volume, at Walpole, in 1801, entitled
'The Spirit of the Farmers' Museum and Lay Preachers' Gazette.'
<4> On October 16th, 1778, the Continental Congress passed
the following resolution:
"Whereas, frequenting play-houses and theatrical entertainments
has a fatal tendency to divest the minds of the people from a
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain:
The most beautiful Maiden entrances Above wonderfully there,
Her beautiful golden attire glances, She combs her
With golden comb so lustrous, And thereby a song sings,
It has a tone so wondrous, That powerful melody rings.
The shipper in the little ship It effects with woe sad might;
He does not see the rocky slip, He only regards dreaded height.
I believe the turbulent waves Swallow the last shipper
and boat; She with her singing craves All to visit her
No translation could be closer. He has got in all
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Confidence by Henry James:
"I don't see, after all, why I should wish to make you say it.
It would only make my remorse more acute."
She was musing, with her eyes on the fire, and for a moment
she made no answer; then, as if her attention were returning--
"Are you still talking about your remorse?" she asked.
"You see I put it very strongly."
"That I was a horrid creature?"
"That you were not a woman to marry."
"Ah, my poor Bernard," said Angela, "I can't attempt to prove to you
that you are not inconsistent!"
The month of September drew to a close, and she consented to fix a day