|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells:
want of interest in pictures had attracted him. And that had led to
music. And to the mention of a Clementi piano, that short, gentle,
sad, old, little sort of piano people will insist upon calling a
spinet, in her flat.
And so to this. . . .
It was very wonderful and delicious, this first indulgence of sense.
It was shabby and underhand.
The great god Pan is a glorious god. (And so was Swinburne.) And
what can compare with the warmth of blood and the sheen of sunlit
But Priapus. . . .
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Vendetta by Honore de Balzac:
Like all great souls, she found her luxury in strength of feeling, and
derived her happiness from quietness and work. These three beings
loved each other too well for the externals of existence to be of
value in their eyes.
Often, and especially after the second dreadful fall of Napoleon,
Bartolomeo and his wife passed delightful evenings alone with their
daughter, listening while she sang and played. To them there was a
vast secret pleasure in the presence, in the slightest word of that
child; their eyes followed her with tender anxiety; they heard her
step in the court-yard, lightly as she trod. Like lovers, the three
would often sit silently together, understanding thus, better than by
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:
True; and yet it is said, labour in thy vocation,
which is as much to say as, let the magistrates be labouring
men; and therefore should we be magistrates.
Thou hast hit it; for there's no better sign of a brave
mind than a hard hand.
I see them! I see them! There's Best's son, the
tanner of Wingham,--