|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Several Works by Edgar Allan Poe:
six hundred seconds of the Time that flies,) there came yet another
chiming of the clock, and then were the same disconcert and
tremulousness and meditation as before.
But, in spite of these things, it was a gay and magnificent
revel. The tastes of the duke were peculiar. He had a fine eye
for colours and effects. He disregarded the decora of mere
fashion. His plans were bold and fiery, and his conceptions glowed
with barbaric lustre. There are some who would have thought him
mad. His followers felt that he was not. It was necessary to hear
and see and touch him to be sure that he was not.
He had directed, in great part, the movable embellishments of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles:
I found thee in Cithaeron's wooded glens.
What led thee to explore those upland glades?
My business was to tend the mountain flocks.
A vagrant shepherd journeying for hire?
True, but thy savior in that hour, my son.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Legend of Montrose by Walter Scott:
been summoned hither, M'Aulay, to consult of weighty matters
concerning the King's affairs, and those of the state; and we
crave to know by whom they are to be explained to us?"
M'Aulay, whose strength did not lie in oratory, intimated his
wish that Lord Menteith should open the business of the council.
With great modesty, and at the same time with spirit, that young
lord said,"he wished what he was about to propose had come from
some person of better known and more established character.
Since, however, it lay with him to be spokesman, he had to state
to the Chiefs assembled, that those who wished to throw off the
base yoke which fanaticism had endeavoured to wreath round their