|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Magic of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
silver and said to it:
"Saw, Little Saw, come show your power;
Make us a board for the Magic Flower."
And at once the Little Saw began to move and it sawed the log so
fast that those who watched it work were astonished. It seemed to
understand, too, just what the board was to be used for, for when it
was completed it was flat on top and hollowed beneath in such a manner
that it exactly fitted the Lion's back.
"That beats whittlin'!" exclaimed Cap'n Bill, admiringly. "You
don't happen to have TWO o' them saws; do you, Wizard?"
"No," replied the Wizard, wiping the Magic Saw carefully with his
The Magic of Oz
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Sesame and Lilies by John Ruskin:
eat.--Coroner: "It seems to me deplorable that you did not go into
the workhouse." Witness: "We wanted the comforts of our little
home." A juror asked what the comforts were, for he only saw a
little straw in the corner of the room, the windows of which were
broken. The witness began to cry, and said that they had a quilt
and other little things. The deceased said he never would go into
the workhouse. In summer, when the season was good, they sometimes
made as much as 10S. profit in the week. They then always saved
towards the next week, which was generally a bad one. In winter
they made not half so much. For three years they had been getting
from bad to worse.--Cornelius Collins said that he had assisted his
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Charmides by Plato:
expect to find in him systematic arrangement or logical precision:--'poema
magis putandum.' But he is always true to his own context, the careful
study of which is of more value to the interpreter than all the
commentators and scholiasts put together.
(3) The conclusions at which Dr. Jackson has arrived are such as might be
expected to follow from his method of procedure. For he takes words
without regard to their connection, and pieces together different parts of
dialogues in a purely arbitrary manner, although there is no indication
that the author intended the two passages to be so combined, or that when
he appears to be experimenting on the different points of view from which a
subject of philosophy may be regarded, he is secretly elaborating a system.