|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Salome by Oscar Wilde:
rentrerai pas avant qu'elle n'ait danse. Dansez, Salome, dansez
HERODIAS. Ne dansez pas, ma fille.
SALOME. Je suis prete, tetrarque.
[Salome danse la danse des sept voiles.]
HERODE. Ah! c'est magnifique, c'est magnifique! Vous voyez qu'elle
a danse pour moi, votre fille. Approchez, Salome! Approchez, afin
que je puisse vous donner votre salaire. Ah! je paie bien les
danseuses, moi. Toi, je te paierai bien. Je te donnerai tout ce
que tu voudras. Que veux-tu, dis?
SALOME [s'agenouillant] Je veux qu'on m'apporte presentement dans un
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Sportsman by Xenophon:
 Or, "and through lapse of time the twofold characteristics of
their progenitors have become blent." See Timoth. Gaz. ap.
Schneid. ad loc. for an ancient superstition as to breeds.
Both species present a large proportion of defective animals which
fall short of the type, as being under-sized, or crook-nosed, or
gray-eyed, or near-sighted, or ungainly, or stiff-jointed, or
deficient in strength, thin-haired, lanky, disproportioned, devoid of
pluck or of nose, or unsound of foot. To particularise: an under-sized
dog will, ten to one, break off from the chase faint and flagging
in the performance of his duty owing to mere diminutiveness. An
aquiline nose means no mouth, and consequently an inability to hold
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe:
brought him to do it: however, the service they did us was not the
less, and therefore, as I had promised to be grateful to them, I
first ordered the money to be paid them which they said was due to
them on board their respective ships: over and above that, I gave
each of them a small sum of money in gold, which contented them
very well. I then made the Englishman gunner in the ship, the
gunner being now made second mate and purser; the Dutchman I made
boatswain; so they were both very well pleased, and proved very
serviceable, being both able seamen, and very stout fellows.
We were now on shore in China; if I thought myself banished, and
remote from my own country at Bengal, where I had many ways to get