|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:
Think'st thou I am an executioner?
A persecutor, I am sure, thou art;
If murdering innocents be executing,
Why, then thou are an executioner.
Thy son I kill'd for his presumption.
Hadst thou been kill'd when first thou didst presume,
Thou hadst not liv'd to kill a son of mine.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Hermione's Little Group of Serious Thinkers by Don Marquis:
of -- -- " (I am sure he didn't know he was
going to finish the sentence when he began it, but
he plunged ahead) -- "of the Queen Anne style of
With visible relief, and yet with a lurking suspi-
cion, she assented. And Fothergil, feeling himself
on safe ground at last, went on:
"Don't you think she was one of the most inter-
esting queens in English history -- Queen Anne?
Do you remember the anecdote -- -- ?
But she checked him, frightened again:
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Essays of Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon:
tations, to be the children of former kingdoms. I
like a plantation in a pure soil; that is, where
people are not displanted, to the end, to plant in
others. For else it is rather an extirpation, than a
plantation. Planting of countries, is like planting
of woods; for you must make account to leese al-
most twenty years' profit, and expect your recom-
pense in the end. For the principal thing, that hath
been the destruction of most plantations, hath
been the base and hasty drawing of profit, in the
first years. It is true, speedy profit is not to be neg-
Essays of Francis Bacon