|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Othello by William Shakespeare:
satisfaction of you
Iago. You haue said now
Rodo. I: and said nothing but what I protest intendment
Iago. Why, now I see there's mettle in thee: and
euen from this instant do build on thee a better opinion
then euer before: giue me thy hand Rodorigo.
Thou hast taken against me a most iust exception:
but yet I protest I haue dealt most directly in thy
Rod. It hath not appeer'd
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Under the Red Robe by Stanley Weyman:
not ready when Madame comes down, you will suffer, and the cook
When he was gone on his errand, I looked round. What else was
lacking? The sun shone cheerily on the polished floor; the air,
freshened by the rain which had fallen in the night, entered
freely through the open doorway. A few bees lingering with the
summer hummed outside. The fire crackled bravely; an old hound,
blind and past work, lay warming its hide on the hearth. I could
think of nothing more, and I stood and stood and watched the man
set out the table and spread the cloth.
'For how many, Monsieur?' he asked in a scared tone.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock:
without further prelude by filling and drinking a goblet of wine.
The baron at the same time offered one to Sir Ralph,
with the look of a man in whom habitual hospitality and courtesy
were struggling with the ebullitions of natural anger.
They pledged each other in silence, and the baron, having completed
a copious draught, continued working his lips and his throat,
as if trying to swallow his wrath as he had done his wine.
Sir Ralph, not knowing well what to make of these ambiguous signs,
looked for instructions to the friar, who by significant
looks and gestures seemed to advise him to follow his example
and partake of the good cheer before him, without speaking