|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen:
feel, as well as I do, that the woman who married him cannot
have a proper way of thinking. You shall not defend her, though
it is Charlotte Lucas. You shall not, for the sake of one
individual, change the meaning of principle and integrity, nor
endeavour to persuade yourself or me, that selfishness is
prudence, and insensibility of danger security for happiness."
"I musty think your language too strong in speaking of both,"
replied Jane; "and I hope you will be convinced of it by seeing
them happy together. But enough of this. You alluded to
something else. You mentioned TWO instances. I cannot
misunderstand you, but I entreat you, dear Lizzy, not to pain me
Pride and Prejudice
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley:
have drunk our healths all round."
"And so I have: and what better thing can you do, gentlemen, than
to drink each other's healths all round likewise: and so show
yourselves true gentlemen, true Christians, ay, and true lovers?
For what is love (let me speak freely to you, gentlemen and
guests), what is love, but the very inspiration of that Deity whose
name is Love? Be sure that not without reason did the ancients
feign Eros to be the eldest of the gods, by whom the jarring
elements of chaos were attuned into harmony and order. How, then,
shall lovers make him the father of strife? Shall Psyche wed with
Cupid, to bring forth a cockatrice's egg? or the soul be filled
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Lock and Key Library by Julian Hawthorne, Ed.:
is. Had Agalma been my wife, I could have wreaked my wrath upon
her, with assurance that some of the torture she inflicted on me
was to fall on her. Not having this power what was I to do? Kill
her? That would have afforded one moment of exquisite
satisfaction--but to her it would have been simply death--and I
wanted to kill the heart."
He seemed working with an insane passion, so that I regarded him
with disgust, mingled with some doubts as to what horrors he was
about to relate.
"My plan was chosen. The only way to reach her heart was to strike
through her husband. For several hours daily I practised with the