|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Pierre Grassou by Honore de Balzac:
works of sculpture and painting, such as it has been since the
revolution of 1830, have you not been seized by a sense of uneasiness,
weariness, sadness, at the sight of those long and over-crowded
galleries? Since 1830, the true Salon no longer exists. The Louvre has
again been taken by assault,--this time by a populace of artists who
have maintained themselves in it.
In other days, when the Salon presented only the choicest works of
art, it conferred the highest honor on the creations there exhibited.
Among the two hundred selected paintings, the public could still
choose: a crown was awarded to the masterpiece by hands unseen. Eager,
impassioned discussions arose about some picture. The abuse showered
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Mayflower Compact:
1970's were produced in ALL CAPS, no lower case. The
computers we used then didn't have lower case at all.
These original Project Gutenberg Etexts will be compiled into a
containing them all, in order to improve the content ratios of
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The Mayflower Compact
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Touchstone by Edith Wharton:
remarkable, was an innocent beauty who for years had distilled
dulness among a set of people now self-condemned by their
inability to appreciate her. Under Dresham's tutelage she had
developed into a "thoughtful woman," who read his leaders in the
Radiator and bought the books he recommended. When a new novel
appeared, people wanted to know what Mrs. Armiger thought of it;
and a young gentleman who had made a trip in Touraine had recently
inscribed to her the wide-margined result of his explorations.
Glennard, leaning back with his head against the rail and a slit
of fugitive blue between his half-closed lids, vaguely wished she
wouldn't spoil the afternoon by making people talk; though he