|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Dark Lady of the Sonnets by George Bernard Shaw:
quarters and strikes eleven._
_A Beefeater on guard. A Cloaked Man approaches._
THE BEEFEATER. Stand. Who goes there? Give the word.
THE MAN. Marry! I cannot. I have clean forgotten it.
THE BEEFEATER. Then cannot you pass here. What is your business?
Who are you? Are you a true man?
THE MAN. Far from it, Master Warder. I am not the same man two days
together: sometimes Adam, sometimes Benvolio, and anon the Ghost.
THE BEEFEATER. _[recoiling]_ A ghost! Angels and ministers of grace
THE MAN. Well said, Master Warder. With your leave I will set that
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Daughter of Eve by Honore de Balzac:
"Well, what?" she said.
"You are right; life is shortened by them," said Nathan, "and in a few
months you will utterly have consumed mine. Your unreasonable
reproaches drag my secret from me-- Ha! you say you are not loved; you
are loved too well."
And thereupon he vividly depicted his position, told of his sleepless
nights, his duties at certain hours, the absolute necessity of
succeeding in his enterprise, the insatiable requirements of a
newspaper in which he was required to judge the events of the whole
world without blundering, under pain of losing his power, and so
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from In the Cage by Henry James:
mentioned the grand long talks, the girl at last brought out:
"Should I see them?--I mean if I WERE to give up everything for
Mrs. Jordan at this became most arch. "I'd send you to all the
Our young lady could be reminded by such a remark that she usually
struck her friend as pretty. "Do THEY have their flowers?"
"Oceans. And they're the most particular." Oh it was a wonderful
world. "You should see Lord Rye's."
"Yes, and his letters. He writes me pages on pages--with the most