|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Poems by T. S. Eliot:
Weeping, weeping multitudes
Droop in a hundred A.B.C.'s
["ABC's" signifes endemic teashops, found in all parts of
London. The initials signify "Aerated Bread Company,
Limited."--Project Gutenberg Editor's replacement of
Malheur à la malheureuse Tamise!
Tamisel Qui coule si pres du Spectateur.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Contrast by Royall Tyler:
exhibitions of Europe, you will learn to despise the
amusements of this country as much as I do.
Therefore I do not wish to see them; for I can
never esteem that knowledge valuable which tends to
give me a distaste for my native country.
Well, Colonel, though you have not travelled, you
I have, a little; and by it have discovered that
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Hero of Our Time by M.Y. Lermontov:
laugh a cold shudder ran through me. . . I
went away to order a coffin.
"I confess it was partly to distract my thoughts
that I busied myself in that way. I possessed a
little piece of Circassian stuff, and I covered the
coffin with it, and decked it with some Circassian
silver lace which Grigori Aleksandrovich had
bought for Bela herself.
"Early next morning we buried her behind the
fortress, by the river, beside the spot where she
had sat for the last time. Around her little