|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Pierre Grassou by Honore de Balzac:
color, for a background; the floor was tinted brown and well frotted;
each chair was furnished with a bit of carpet bound round the edges;
the sofa, simple enough, was clean as that in the bedroom of some
worthy bourgeoise. All these things denoted the tidy ways of a small
mind and the thrift of a poor man. A bureau was there, in which to put
away the studio implements, a table for breakfast, a sideboard, a
secretary; in short, all the articles necessary to a painter, neatly
arranged and very clean. The stove participated in this Dutch
cleanliness, which was all the more visible because the pure and
little changing light from the north flooded with its cold clear beams
the vast apartment. Fougeres, being merely a genre painter, does not
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx:
which, they pretend, is to be openly and officially established
by the Communists. The Communists have no need to introduce
community of women; it has existed almost from time immemorial.
Our bourgeois, not content with having the wives and daughters of
proletarians at their disposal, not to speak of common
take the greatest pleasure in seducing each other's wives.
Bourgeois marriage is in reality a system of wives in common and
at the most, what the Communists might possibly be reproached
The Communist Manifesto
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Scenes from a Courtesan's Life by Honore de Balzac:
you please to pay me back the postage? For God knows when we shall see
our lodgers again!"
"Was this letter handed to you by the postman?" asked Camusot, after
carefully examining the envelope.
"Coquart, write full notes of this deposition.--Go on, my good woman;
tell us your name and your business." Camusot made the woman take the
oath, and then he dictated the document.
While these formalities were being carried out, he was scrutinizing
the postmark, which showed the hours of posting and delivery, as well
at the date of the day. And this letter, left for Lucien the day after