|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Elizabeth and her German Garden by Marie Annette Beauchamp:
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The house from the southwest........ Frontispiece
April, May, and June. (Vignette)..... Title Page
Elizabeth and her German Garden
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from A Legend of Montrose by Walter Scott:
trailing a pike as a private gentleman under old Sir Ludovick
Leslie, where I learned the rules of service so tightly, that I
will not forget them in a hurry. Sir, I have been made to stand
guard eight hours, being from twelve at noon to eight o'clock of
the night, at the palace, armed with back and breast, head-piece
and bracelets, being iron to the teeth, in a bitter frost, and
the ice was as hard as ever was flint; and all for stopping an
instant to speak to my landlady, when I should have gone to roll-
"And, doubtless, sir," replied Lord Menteith, "you have gone
through some hot service, as well as this same cold duty you talk
|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:
with the car. He's on the way from Fladstadt now. That's why
I'm sitting up. He'll give you a jack."
"You're awfully good, Silvia. But have you forgotten what I
"About sitting at my feet? No, but I don't think you meant it.
If I did, I should have rung long ago."
"Thank you," said I.
"Of course," she went on; "you're only a burglar, but you are-
"Yes, Silvia. I mightn't have been, though."
"You mean, I didn't know whether you were English or not, till
The Brother of Daphne
|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 Love and Friendship by Jane Austen:
drawing, Pictures, and I drawing Pullets. No one could sing a
better song than she, and no one make a better Pye than I.-- And
so it has always continued since we have been no longer children.
The only difference is that all disputes on the superior
excellence of our Employments THEN so frequent are now no more.
We have for many years entered into an agreement always to admire
each other's works; I never fail listening to HER Music, and she
is as constant in eating my pies. Such at least was the case
till Henry Hervey made his appearance in Sussex. Before the
arrival of his Aunt in our neighbourhood where she established
herself you know about a twelvemonth ago, his visits to her had
Love and Friendship