|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Lover's Complaint by William Shakespeare:
Playing patient sports in unconstrained gyves:
She that her fame so to herself contrives,
The scars of battle 'scapeth by the flight,
And makes her absence valiant, not her might.
'O pardon me, in that my boast is true:
The accident which brought me to her eye,
Upon the moment did her force subdue,
And now she would the caged cloister fly:
Religious love put out religion's eye:
Not to be tempted, would she be immur'd,
And now, to tempt all, liberty procur'd.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from An International Episode by Henry James:
He has got a tremendously pretty wife." It was natural that in the hour
of tribulation Lord Lambeth and Mr. Percy Beaumont should have bethought
themselves of a gentleman whose attractions had been thus vividly depicted;
all the more so that he lived in the Fifth Avenue, and that the Fifth Avenue,
as they had ascertained the night before, was contiguous to their hotel.
"Ten to one he'll be out of town," said Percy Beaumont; "but we can at least
find out where he has gone, and we can immediately start in pursuit.
He can't possibly have gone to a hotter place, you know."
"Oh, there's only one hotter place," said Lord Lambeth,
"and I hope he hasn't gone there."
They strolled along the shady side of the street to the number
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Common Sense by Thomas Paine:
influence of the crown, by having all the places in its disposal,
hath so effectually swallowed up the power, and eaten out the virtue
of the house of commons (the republican part in the constitution)
that the government of England is nearly as monarchical as that of France
or Spain. Men fall out with names without understanding them.
For it is the republican and not the monarchical part of the constitution
of England which Englishmen glory in, viz. the liberty of choosing an house
of commons from out of their own body - and it is easy to see that when
republican virtue fails, slavery ensues. Why is the constitution
of England sickly, but because monarchy hath poisoned the republic,
the crown hath engrossed the commons?