|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Little Britain by Washington Irving:
civil to him; no longer laughing at his jokes; and now and then
throwing out a fling at "some people," and a hint about "quality
binding." This both nettled and perplexed the honest butcher;
and his wife and daughters, with the consummate policy of the
shrewder sex, taking advantage of the circumstance, at length
prevailed upon him to give up his afternoon's pipe and tankard
at Wagstaff's; to sit after dinner by himself, and take his pint
port--a liquor he detested--and to nod in his chair in solitary
and dismal gentility.
The Miss Lambs might now be seen flaunting along the
|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 The Tanach:
Psalms 121: 5 The LORD is thy keeper; the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
Psalms 121: 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
Psalms 121: 7 The LORD shall keep thee from all evil; He shall keep thy soul.
Psalms 121: 8 The LORD shall guard thy going out and thy coming in, from this time forth and for ever.
Psalms 122: 1 A Song of Ascents; of David. I rejoiced when they said unto me: 'Let us go unto the house of the LORD.'
Psalms 122: 2 Our feet are standing within thy gates, O Jerusalem;
Psalms 122: 3 Jerusalem, that art builded as a city that is compact together;
Psalms 122: 4 Whither the tribes went up, even the tribes of the LORD, as a testimony unto Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD.
Psalms 122: 5 For there were set thrones for judgment, the thrones of the house of David.
Psalms 122: 6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; may they prosper that love thee.
Psalms 122: 7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.