|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Royalty Restored/London Under Charles II by J. Fitzgerald Molloy:
majesty. This resolution was loudly and indecently protested
against by Lord Shaftesbury and two of his friends.
The king had discredited the story of the plot from the first;
but remembering the unhappy consequences which had resulted upon
the disagreement of the monarch and his parliament in the
previous reign, he weakly resolved to let himself be carried away
by the storm, other than offer it resistance. On the
condemnation of the Jesuits, he had appeared unhappy and
dissatisfied; "but," says Lord Romney, "after he had had a little
advice he kept his displeasure to himself." The Duke of York
states, in the Stuart Papers, that "the seeming necessity of his
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Distinguished Provincial at Paris by Honore de Balzac:
wrought silver, the painted porcelain plates had cost a louis d'or
apiece. The luxury was producing exactly the same effect upon him that
the sight of a girl walking the pavement, with her bare flaunting
throat and neat ankles, produces upon a schoolboy.
"How lucky Camusot is!" cried he.
"Lucky?" repeated Berenice. "He would willingly give all that he is
worth to be in your place; he would be glad to barter his gray hair
for your golden head."
She gave Lucien the richest wine that Bordeaux keeps for the
wealthiest English purchaser, and persuaded Lucien to go to bed to
take a preliminary nap; and Lucien, in truth, was quite willing to
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Paz by Honore de Balzac:
"There's the captain," she said to her husband.
"He's happy!" said Adam. "This is his delight. He knows there's no
equipage more elegant than ours, and he is rejoicing to think that
some people envy it. Have you only just noticed him? I see him there
nearly every day."
"I wonder what he is thinking about now," said Clementine.
"He is thinking that this winter has cost a good deal, and that it is
time we went to economize with your old uncle Ronquerolles," replied
The countess stopped the carriage near Paz, and bade him take the seat