|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Confessio Amantis by John Gower:
A kinges dowhter unavised,
Til that Cupide hire hath chastised:
Wherof thou schalt a tale hiere
Acordant unto this matiere.
Of Armenye, I rede thus,
Ther was a king, which Herupus
Was hote, and he a lusti Maide
To dowhter hadde, and as men saide
Hire name was Rosiphelee;
Which tho was of gret renomee, 1250
For sche was bothe wys and fair
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Faraday as a Discoverer by John Tyndall:
series of cells the same amount of decomposition takes place in all.
He next assures himself that the strength or weakness of his dilute
acid does not interfere with this law. Sending the same current
through a series of cells containing mixtures of sulphuric acid and
water of different strengths, he finds, however the proportion of
acid to water might vary, the same amount of gas to be collected in
all the cells. A crowd of facts of this character forced upon
Faraday's mind the conclusion that the amount of electro-chemical
decomposition depends, not upon the size of the electrodes, not upon
the intensity of the current, not upon the strength of the solution,
but solely upon the quantity of electricity which passes through the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Prufrock/Other Observations by T. S. Eliot:
Of lonely men in shirt-sleeves, leaning out of windows? ...
I should have been a pair of ragged claws
Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.
* * * *
And the afternoon, the evening, sleeps so peacefully!
Smoothed by long fingers,
Asleep ... tired ... or it malingers,
Stretched on the floor, here beside you and me.
Should I, after tea and cakes and ices,
Have the strength to force the moment to its crisis?
But though I have wept and fasted, wept and prayed,