|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen:
that I was biased, but I think it was blamelessly."
"It is the same sort of thing," said Fanny, after a
short pause, "as for the son of an admiral to go into
the navy, or the son of a general to be in the army,
and nobody sees anything wrong in that. Nobody wonders
that they should prefer the line where their friends can
serve them best, or suspects them to be less in earnest
in it than they appear."
"No, my dear Miss Price, and for reasons good. The profession,
either navy or army, is its own justification. It has
everything in its favour: heroism, danger, bustle, fashion.
|The fourth excerpt represents the element of Earth. It speaks of physical influences and the impact of the unseen on the visible world, and is drawn from Royalty Restored/London Under Charles II by J. Fitzgerald Molloy:
Shaftesbury, who vowed those who advised the king to this measure
should answer for it with their heads. Owing to various delays,
the Bill of Exclusion was not brought before the Peers until
eighteen months later. Its introduction was followed by a debate
lasting six hours, in which Shaftesbury distinguished himself by
his force and bitterness. At nine o'clock at night the House
divided, when the measure was rejected by a majority of thirty-
three votes, amongst which were those of the fourteen bishops
Mortified by this unexpected decision, the violent passions of
the defeated party hurried them on to seek the blood of those