|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Ivanhoe by Walter Scott:
nothing to me, preserved at the price which thou
wouldst exact for it.''
``Truce with thine upbraidings, Rebecca,'' said
the Templar; ``I have my own cause of grief, and
brook not that thy reproaches should add to it.''
``What is thy purpose, then, Sir Knight?'' said
the Jewess; ``speak it briefly.---If thou hast aught
to do, save to witness the misery thou hast caused,
let me know it; and then, if so it please you, leave
me to myself---the step between time and eternity
is short but terrible, and I have few moments to
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley:
one, and that was much too small to tow her: and while the men went
down again to finish dinner, Amyas worked on at his sword, looking
up every now and then suddenly at the Spaniard, as if to satisfy
himself that it was not a vision which had vanished.
About two Yeo came up to him.
"He is ours safely now, sir. The tide has been running to the
eastward for this two hours."
"Safe as a fox in a trap. Satan himself cannot take him from us!"
"But God may," said Brimblecombe, simply.
"Who spoke to you, sir? If I thought that He-- There comes the
thunder at last!"
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson:
THOUGH DEEP INDIFFERENCE SHOULD DROWSE
MY HEART, WHEN FIRST THE BLACKBIRD SINGS
I DREAMED OF FOREST ALLEYS FAIR
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMER
THE OLD CHIMAERAS, OLD RECEIPTS
THE VANQUISHED KNIGHT
TO THE COMMISSIONERS OF NORTHERN LIGHTS
THE RELIC TAKEN, WHAT AVAILS THE SHRINE?
ABOUT THE SHELTERED GARDEN GROUND