|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley:
sort of self-murder. We therefore consider thee as a cause of
scandal, and a rotten and creaking branch, to be excised by the
spiritual arm, and do hereby excise thee, and cut thee off.
Jack. Nay faith, that's a little too much, Master Frank. How long
have you been Bishop of Exeter?
Frank. Jack, thy wit being blinded, and full of gross vapors, by
reason of the perturbations of fear (which, like anger, is a short
madness, and raises in the phantasy vain spectres,--videlicet, of
sharks and Spaniards), mistakes our lucidity. For thy Manicheeism,
let his lordship of Exeter deal with it. For thy abominable
howling and caterwauling, offensive in a chained cur, but
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Hiero by Xenophon:
Again, without some moiety of faith and trust, how can a man not
feel to be defrauded of a mighty blessing? One may well ask: What
fellowship, what converse, what society would be agreeable without
confidence? What intercourse between man and wife be sweet apart from
trustfulness? How should the "faithful esquire" whose faith is
mistrusted still be lief and dear?
 "How can he, whose faith's discredited, the moral bankrupt . . ."
 Or, "the trusty knight and serving-man." Cf. "Morte d'Arthur,"
xxi. 5, King Arthur and Sir Bedivere.
Well, then, of this frank confidence in others the tyrant has the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Bab:A Sub-Deb, Mary Roberts Rinehart by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
visitors have hers, and she acted in a very unfilial manner when
she came home and found me in it.
"Well!" she said. "Expelled at last?"
"Not at all," I replied in a lofty manner. "I am here through no
fault of my own. And I'd thank you to have Hannah take your clothes
off my bed."
She gave me a bitter glanse.
"I never knew it to fail!" she said. "Just as everything is fixed,
and we're recovering from you're being here for the Holadays, you
come back and stir up a lot of trouble. What brought you, anyhow?"