|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:
Call Buckingham, and all the friends thou hast,
I am resolv'd for death or dignity.
The first I warrant thee if dreams prove true.
You were best to go to bed and dream again,
To keep thee from the tempest of the field.
I am resolv'd to bear a greater storm
Than any thou canst conjure up to-day;
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Duchesse de Langeais by Honore de Balzac:
conscious of my height, the less I cared to descend. I felt I
could trust you, I saw a whole lifetime of love, while you were
pointing to death. . . . Strength and kindness always go
together. My friend, you are so strong, you will not be unkind
to a helpless woman who loves you. If I was wrong, is there no
way of obtaining forgiveness? No way of making reparation?
Repentance is the charm of love; I should like to be very
charming for you. How could I, alone among women, fail to know a
woman's doubts and fears, the timidity that it is so natural to
feel when you bind yourself for life, and know how easily a man
snaps such ties? The bourgeoises, with whom you compared me just
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson:
'JUNE 17, 1869. - Here are the names of our staff in whom I expect
you to be interested, as future GREAT EASTERN stories may be full
of them: Theophilus Smith, a man of Latimer Clark's; Leslie C.
Hill, my prizeman at University College; Lord Sackville Cecil;
King, one of the Thomsonian Kings; Laws, goes for Willoughby Smith,
who will also be on board; Varley, Clark, and Sir James Anderson
make up the sum of all you know anything of. A Captain Halpin
commands the big ship. There are four smaller vessels. The WM.
CORY, which laid the Norderney cable, has already gone to St.
Pierre to lay the shore ends. The HAWK and CHILTERN have gone to
Brest to lay shore ends. The HAWK and SCANDERIA go with us across