|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Elizabeth and her German Garden by Marie Annette Beauchamp:
in English words in the middle of a German sentence.
It always reminds me of Justice tempered by Mercy.
We have been cowslipping to-day in a little wood dignified by
the name of the Hirschwald, because it is the happy hunting-ground
of innumerable deer who fight there in the autumn evenings,
calling each other out to combat with bayings that ring through
the silence and send agreeable shivers through the lonely listener.
I often walk there in September, late in the evening, and sitting
on a fallen tree listen fascinated to their angry cries.
We made cowslip balls sitting on the grass. The babies had
never seen such things nor had imagined anything half so sweet.
Elizabeth and her German Garden
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce:
"And here is a bottle of ink," the grateful financier said,
slipping it into the other's pocket; "it is all that we have."
The Cat and the King
A CAT was looking at a King, as permitted by the proverb.
"Well," said the monarch, observing her inspection of the royal
person, "how do you like me?"
"I can imagine a King," said the Cat, "whom I should like better."
"The King of the Mice."
The sovereign was so pleased with the wit of the reply that he gave
her permission to scratch his Prime Minister's eyes out.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Men of Iron by Howard Pyle:
wrist and arm tingle, and the next instant he received a stroke
upon the bascinet that caused his ears to ring and the sparks to
dance. and fly before his eyes.
"Pardee!" said Sir James, grimly. "An I had had a mace in my
hand, I would have knocked thy cockerel brains out that time.
Thou mayst take that blow for answering me so pertly. And now we
are quits. Now strike me the stroke again an thou art not
Myles's eyes watered in spite of himself, and he shut the lids
tight to wink the dimness away. Nevertheless he spoke up
undauntedly as before. "Aye, marry, will I strike it again," said
Men of Iron