|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Complete Angler by Izaak Walton:
The FIFTH day.
Piscator. Good-morrow, brother Peter, and the like to you, honest
Come, my hostess says there is seven shillings to pay: let's each man
drink a pot for his morning's draught, and lay down his two shillings, so
that my hostess may not have occasion to repent herself of being so
diligent, and using us so kindly.
Peter. The motion is liked by everybody, and so, hostess, here's your
money: we anglers are all beholden to you; it will not be long ere I'll see
you again; and now, brother Piscator, I wish you, and my brother your
scholar, a fair day and good fortune. Come, Coridon, this is our way.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Man of Business by Honore de Balzac:
friend of old Lord Dudley's; he keeps her hidden away here; but she
has the bad taste to like your humble servant.'
" 'If ever I longed to kill a man,' so the Count told me afterwards,
'it was at that moment; but what could one do? Hortense showed her
pretty face, one had to laugh. To keep my dignity, I flung her the six
hundred francs. "There's for the girl," said I.' "
"That is Maxime all over!" cried La Palferine.
"More especially as it was little Croizeau's money," added Cardot the
"Maxime scored a triumph," continued Desroches, "for Hortense
exclaimed, 'Oh, if I had only known that it was you!' "
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Kenilworth by Walter Scott:
at the privy-council to be presently held, where matters of
importance are to be debated. We will then take the water for
our divertisement, and you, my lords, will attend us.--And that
reminds us of a circumstance.--Do you, Sir Squire of the Soiled
Cassock" (distinguishing Raleigh by a smile), "fail not to
observe that you are to attend us on our progress. You shall be
supplied with suitable means to reform your wardrobe."
And so terminated this celebrated audience, in which, as
throughout her life, Elizabeth united the occasional caprice of
her sex with that sense and sound policy in which neither man nor
woman ever excelled her.