|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from King James Bible:
them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing
of nought, and the deceit of their heart.
JER 14:15 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that
prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine
shall not be in this land; By sword and famine shall those prophets be
JER 14:16 And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the
streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; and they shall
have none to bury them, them, their wives, nor their sons, nor their
daughters: for I will pour their wickedness upon them.
JER 14:17 Therefore thou shalt say this word unto them; Let mine eyes
King James Bible
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Lock and Key Library by Julian Hawthorne, Ed.:
the corners of his lips as he replied: "When you have found an
answer to that question, Evie, come and tell me and mankind at
large: it will be news to us all." Then he continued--"But, after
all, the earth is beautiful, and the sun does shine: we have our
own happiness to rejoice in, our own sorrows to bear, the suffering
that is near to us to grapple with. For the rest, for this
blackness of evil which surrounds us, and which we can do nothing
to lighten, it will soon, thank God, become vague and far off to
you as it is to others: your feeling of it will be dulled, and,
except at moments, you too will forget."
"But that is horrible," I exclaimed, passionately; "the evil will
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Kenilworth by Walter Scott:
not beat me, and they dare not murder me, for so little trespass,
and by this fair twilight. Hang it, I will on--a brave general
never thought of his retreat till he was defeated. I see two
females in the old garden-house yonder--but how to address them?
Stay--Will Shakespeare, be my friend in need. I will give them a
taste of Autolycus." He then sung, with a good voice, and
becoming audacity, the popular playhouse ditty,--
"Lawn as white as driven snow,
Cyprus black as e'er was crow,
Gloves as sweet as damask roses,
Masks for faces and for noses."