|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Pupil by Henry James:
me; they wish me no harm; they're very amiable people; but they're
perfectly ready to expose me to any awkwardness in life for your
The silence in which Morgan received his fond sophistry struck
Pemberton somehow as expressive. After a moment the child
repeated: "You are a hero!" Then he added: "They leave me with
you altogether. You've all the responsibility. They put me off on
you from morning till night. Why then should they object to my
taking up with you completely? I'd help you."
"They're not particularly keen about my being helped, and they
delight in thinking of you as THEIRS. They're tremendously proud
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Disputation of the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences by Dr. Martin Luther:
has, in a special way, within his own diocese or parish.
26. The pope does well when he grants remission to souls [in
purgatory], not by the power of the keys (which he does not
possess), but by way of intercession.
27. They preach man who say that so soon as the penny jingles
into the money-box, the soul flies out [of purgatory].
28. It is certain that when the penny jingles into the
money-box, gain and avarice can be increased, but the result
of the intercession of the Church is in the power of God
29. Who knows whether all the souls in purgatory wish to be
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe:
own conditions; for if they really knew their circumstances to be such
as indeed they were, they must have been a kind of wilful murtherers
if they would have gone abroad among healthy people - and it would
have verified indeed the suggestion which I mentioned above, and
which I thought seemed untrue: viz., that the infected people were
utterly careless as to giving the infection to others, and rather forward
to do it than not; and I believe it was partly from this very thing that
they raised that suggestion, which I hope was not really true in fact.
I confess no particular case is sufficient to prove a general, but I
could name several people within the knowledge of some of their
neighbours and families yet living who showed the contrary to an
A Journal of the Plague Year