|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare:
And tell us what occasion of import
Hath all so long detain'd you from your wife,
And sent you hither so unlike yourself?
Tedious it were to tell, and harsh to hear;
Sufficeth, I am come to keep my word,
Though in some part enforced to digress;
Which at more leisure I will so excuse
As you shall well be satisfied withal.
But where is Kate? I stay too long from her;
The Taming of the Shrew
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy:
by the velvety air of this July night, retraced the road
by which they had come.
"A strange vagary, this of hers, isn't it, Oak?" said
"Yes." said Gabriel, shortly.
"She won't be in Bath by no daylight!"
"Coggan, suppose we keep this night's work as quiet
as we can?"
"I am of one and the same mind."
"Very well. We shall be home by three o'clock or
so, and can creep into the parish like lambs."
Far From the Madding Crowd
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Virginian by Owen Wister:
in the wagon forebore to turn his head.
XXVI. BALAAM AND PEDRO
Resigned to wait for the Judge's horses, Balaam went into his
office this dry, bright morning and read nine accumulated
newspapers; for he was behindhand. Then he rode out on the
ditches, and met his man returning with the troublesome animals
at last. He hastened home and sent for the Virginian. He had made
"See here," he said; "those horses are coming. What trail would
you take over to the Judge's?"
"Shortest trail's right through the Bow Laig Mountains," said the