|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from King Lear by William Shakespeare:
Corn. Let us withdraw; 'twill be a storm.
Reg. This house is little; the old man and 's people
Cannot be well bestow'd.
Gon. 'Tis his own blame; hath put himself from rest
And must needs taste his folly.
Reg. For his particular, I'll receive him gladly,
But not one follower.
Gon. So am I purpos'd.
Where is my Lord of Gloucester?
Corn. Followed the old man forth.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas:
the barley bread and pot of beer upon the table.
"Blaisois," replied Musqueton, "remember that bread is the
true nourishment of a Frenchman, who is not always able to
get bread, ask Grimaud."
"Yes, but beer?" asked Blaisois sharply, "is that their true
"As to that," answered Musqueton, puzzled how to get out of
the difficulty, "I must confess that to me beer is as
disagreeable as wine is to the English."
"What! Monsieur Musqueton! The English -- do they dislike
Twenty Years After
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Melmoth Reconciled by Honore de Balzac:
and of the terror that he had felt already, he stood face to face with
At the word, Castanier glanced round at the people who were moving
about them. He fancied that he could see astonishment and curiosity in
their eyes, and wishing to be rid of this Englishman at once, he
raised his hand to strike him--and felt his arm paralyzed by some
invisible power that sapped his strength and nailed him to the spot.
He allowed the stranger to take him by the arm, and they walked
together to the green-room like two friends.
"Who is strong enough to resist me?" said the Englishman, addressing