|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Faraday as a Discoverer by John Tyndall:
back through the liquid, the rotation impressed upon the direct beam
would be exactly neutralized by that impressed upon the reflected
one. Not so with the induced magnetic effect. Here it is manifest
that the rotation would be doubled by the act of reflection.
Hence Faraday concludes that the particles of the oil of turpentine
which rotate by virtue of their natural force, and those which
rotate in virtue of the induced force, cannot be in the same
condition. The same remark applies to all bodies which possess a
natural power of rotating the plane of polarization.
And then he proceeded with exquisite skill and insight to take
advantage of this conclusion. He silvered the ends of his piece of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson:
NOW bare to the beholder's eye
Your late denuded bindings lie,
Subsiding slowly where they fell,
A disinvested citadel;
The obdurate corset, Cupid's foe,
The Dutchman's breeches frilled below.
Those that the lover notes to note,
And white and crackling petticoat.
From these, that on the ground repose,
Their lady lately re-arose;
And laying by the lady's name,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Where There's A Will by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
conduct this afternoon, and I wonder if you'll be sweet enough to
start the phonograph in the orchestra gallery as we go in--
something with dignity, you know--the wedding march, or the
overture from Aida."
"Aida's cracked," I said shortly, "and as far as I'm
concerned, Mr. von Inwald can walk in to his meals without music,
or starve to death waiting for the band."
But she got the phonograph, anyhow, and put the elevator boy in
the gallery with it. She picked out some things by Caruso and
Tetrazzini and piled them on a chair, but James had things to
himself up there, and played The Spring Chicken through three