|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles:
On bare suspicion. 'Tis not right to adjudge
Bad men at random good, or good men bad.
I would as lief a man should cast away
The thing he counts most precious, his own life,
As spurn a true friend. Thou wilt learn in time
The truth, for time alone reveals the just;
A villain is detected in a day.
To one who walketh warily his words
Commend themselves; swift counsels are not sure.
|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 Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson:
half of their army on that disastrous night-march.
Next night they reached the village of Colinton, four miles
from Edinburgh, where they halted for the last time. (8)
(1) A CLOUD OF WITNESSES, p. 376.
(2) Wodrow, pp. 19, 20.
(3) A HIND LET LOOSE, p. 123.
(4) Turner, p. 163.
(5) Turner, p. 198.
(6) IBID. p. 167.
(7) Wodrow, p. 29.
(8) Turner, Wodrow, and CHURCH HISTORY by James Kirkton, an