|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Sanitary and Social Lectures by Charles Kingsley:
forces the woman transcends the man, that it would hide if it
And it was a pleasant thought to me, when I glanced lately at the
golden deeds of women in Miss Yonge's book--it was a pleasant
thought to me, that I could say to myself--Ah! yes. These
heroines are known, and their fame flies through the mouths of
men. But if so, how many thousands of heroines there must have
been, how many thousands there may be now, of whom we shall never
know. But still they are there. They sow in secret the seed of
which we pluck the flower and eat the fruit, and know not that we
pass the sower daily in the street; perhaps some humble, ill-
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Aesop's Fables by Aesop:
with his horns; still the Lion lay helpless before them: so the
Ass, feeling quite safe from danger, came up, and turning his tail
to the Lion kicked up his heels into his face. "This is a double
death," growled the Lion.
Only cowards insult dying majesty.
The Ass and the Lapdog
A Farmer one day came to the stables to see to his beasts of
burden: among them was his favourite Ass, that was always well fed
and often carried his master. With the Farmer came his Lapdog,
who danced about and licked his hand and frisked about as happy as
could be. The Farmer felt in his pocket, gave the Lapdog some
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Black Dwarf by Walter Scott:
visible, or to give audience to any one whomsoever.
Earnscliff had been fishing in a small river at some distance.
He had his rod in his hand, and his basket, filled with trout, at
his shoulder. He sate down upon a stone nearly opposite to the
Dwarf who, familiarized with his presence, took no farther notice
of him than by elevating his huge mis-shapen head for the purpose
of staring at him, and then again sinking it upon his bosom, as
if in profound meditation. Earnscliff looked around him, and
observed that the hermit had increased his accommodations by the
construction of a shed for the reception of his goats.
You labour hard, Elshie," he said, willing to lead this singular