|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from My Aunt Margaret's Mirror by Walter Scott:
the Paduan, "not merely in giving of alms, in which I know she is
not deficient, but in judging the character of others; and let
her oblige Baptista Damiotti by believing him honest, till she
shall discover him to be a knave. Do not be surprised, madam, if
I speak in answer to your thoughts rather than your expressions;
and tell me once more whether you have courage to look on what I
am prepared to show?"
"I own, sir," said Lady Bothwell, "that your words strike me with
some sense of fear; but whatever my sister desires to witness, I
will not shrink from witnessing along with her."
"Nay, the danger only consists in the risk of your resolution
|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 Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen:
Miss Thorpe, however, being four years older than
Miss Morland, and at least four years better informed,
had a very decided advantage in discussing such points;
she could compare the balls of Bath with those of Tunbridge,
its fashions with the fashions of London; could rectify
the opinions of her new friend in many articles of
tasteful attire; could discover a flirtation between
any gentleman and lady who only smiled on each other;
and point out a quiz through the thickness of a crowd.
These powers received due admiration from Catherine,
to whom they were entirely new; and the respect which they