|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Sportsman by Xenophon:
a fair start of the hounds, they will stop short, sit up and rise
themselves up on their haunches, and listen for any bark or other
clamour of the hounds hard by; and when the sound reaches them, off
and away they go. At times, too, without hearing, merely fancying or
persuading themselves that they hear the hounds, they will fall to
skipping backwards and forwards along the same trail,
interchanging leaps, and interlacing lines of scent, and so make
off and away.
 Cf. the German "Mannerchen machen," "play the mannikin." Shaks.
"V. and A." 697 foll.
 Passage imitated by Arrian, xvi. 1.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Professor by Charlotte Bronte:
to encourage its renewal. Our evenings were our own; that
recreation was necessary to refresh our strength for the due
discharge of our duties; sometimes we spent them all in
conversation, and my young Genevese, now that she was thoroughly
accustomed to her English professor, now that she loved him too
absolutely to fear him much, reposed in him a confidence so
unlimited that topics of conversation could no more be wanting
with him than subjects for communion with her own heart. In
those moments, happy as a bird with its mate, she would show me
what she had of vivacity, of mirth, of originality in her
well-dowered nature. She would show, too, some stores of
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Battle of the Books by Jonathan Swift:
His converse is a system fit
Alone to fill up all her wit;
While ev'ry passion of her mind
In him is centred and confined.
Love can with speech inspire a mute,
And taught Vanessa to dispute.
This topic, never touched before,
Displayed her eloquence the more:
Her knowledge, with such pains acquired,
By this new passion grew inspired.
Through this she made all objects pass,