|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells:
you old Poking in for at THIS time--Gubbitt?," she said when he
appeared, and she still looked with a practised eye for the
facetious side of things. When she saw me behind him, she gave a
little cry and stood up radiant. Then she became grave.
I was surprised at my own emotion in seeing her. She held me at
arm's length for a moment, a hand on each shoulder, and looked at
me with a sort of glad scrutiny. She seemed to hesitate, and
then pecked little kiss off my cheek.
"You're a man, George," she said, as she released me, and
continued to look at me for a while.
Their menage was one of a very common type in London. They
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Royalty Restored/London Under Charles II by J. Fitzgerald Molloy:
entrance into London; a date which the Queen's arrival now caused
to be celebrated with triple magnificence and joy. When the
coach that conveyed their majesties drew near, the whole palace
seemed astir with happy excitement. Double lines of soldiers,
both horse and foot, lined the way from the gates to the
entrance. In the great hall the lord chancellor, foreign
ambassadors, judges, and councillors of state awaited to pay
homage to their majesties; whilst in various apartments were the
nobility and men of quality, with their ladies, ranged according
to their rank, being all eager to kiss the new queen's hand.
Sure never was such show of gladness. Bells rang people cheered,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Richard III by William Shakespeare:
And most assured that he is a friend,
Deep, hollow, treacherous, and full of guile,
Be he unto me! This do I beg of God
When I am cold in love to you or yours.
KING EDWARD. A pleasing cordial, princely Buckingham,
Is this thy vow unto my sickly heart.
There wanteth now our brother Gloucester here
To make the blessed period of this peace.
BUCKINGHAM. And, in good time,
Here comes Sir Richard Ratcliff and the Duke.