|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare:
And almost thence my nature is subdu'd
To what it works in, like the dyer's hand:
Pity me, then, and wish I were renew'd;
Whilst, like a willing patient, I will drink,
Potions of eisel 'gainst my strong infection;
No bitterness that I will bitter think,
Nor double penance, to correct correction.
Pity me then, dear friend, and I assure ye,
Even that your pity is enough to cure me.
Your love and pity doth the impression fill,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Ancient Regime by Charles Kingsley:
transformed--and who will blame him?--into righteous indignation,
and a very sword of God; all the more indignant, and all the more
righteous, if education helped him to see, that the maiden's
acquiescence, her pride in her own shame, was the ugliest feature in
the whole crime, and the most potent reason for putting an end,
however fearful, to a state of things in which such a fate was
thought an honour and a gain, and not a disgrace and a ruin; in
which the most gifted daughters of the lower classes had learnt to
think it more noble to become--that which they became--than the
wives of honest men.
If you will read fairly the literature of the Ancien Regime, whether
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Before Adam by Jack London:
expressed anger against Red-Eye and desire to hurt
Red-Eye. Thus far he got, and thus far we understood.
But when he tried to express the cooperative impulse
that stirred within him, his noises became gibberish.
Then Big-Face, with brow-bristling and chest-pounding,
began to chatter. One after another of us joined in the
orgy of rage, until even old Marrow-Bone was mumbling
and spluttering with his cracked voice and withered
lips. Some one seized a stick and began pounding a
log. In a moment he had struck a rhythm.
Unconsciously, our yells and exclamations yielded to