|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Eve and David by Honore de Balzac:
sheets of the diocesan prayer-book and holding them out to Cerizet,
"if you can correct these for us by to-morrow, you shall have eighteen
francs to-morrow for them. We are not shabby here; we put our
competitor's foreman in the way of making money. As a matter of fact,
we might let Mme. Sechard go too far to draw back with her Shepherd's
Calendar, and ruin her; very well, we give you permission to tell her
that we are bringing out a Shepherd's Calendar of our own, and to call
her attention too to the fact that she will not be the first in the
Cerizet's motive for working so slowly on the composition of the
almanac should be clear enough by this time.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
the cat; "but I simply can't stand it; it makes
my whiskers curl."
"It is, indeed, dreadful!" exclaimed Ojo, with
"It's enough to drive a crazy lady mad,"
murmured the Patchwork Girl. "I'll tell you what,
Vic," she added as she smoothed out her apron and
put it on again, "for some reason or other you've
missed your guess. You're not a concert; you're a
"Music hath charms to soothe the savage
The Patchwork Girl of Oz
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Essays of Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon:
merchants, their commons, and their men of war;
and from all these arise dangers, if care and cir-
cumspection be not used.
First for their neighbors; there can no general
rule be given (for occasions are so variable), save
one, which ever holdeth, which is, that princes do
keep due sentinel, that none of their neighbors do
ever grow so (by increase of territory, by embrac-
ing of trade, by approaches, or the like), as they
become more able to annoy them, than they were.
And this is generally the work of standing coun-
Essays of Francis Bacon