|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Duchess of Padua by Oscar Wilde:
They say the bread, the very bread they eat,
Is made of sorry chaff.
Ay! so it is,
Nothing but chaff.
And very good food too,
I give it to my horses.
They say the water,
|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 A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay:
"As far as death," exclaimed Maskull.
Catice picked up a flint. "With this stone I strike out one of your
two probes. When you have but one, you will see with me, and you
will recollect with Spadevil. Choose you then the superior faith,
and I shall obey your choice."
"Endure this little pain, Maskull, for the sake of future men," said
"The pain is nothing," replied Maskull, "but I fear the result."
"Permit me, although I am only a woman, to take his place, Catice,"
said Tydomin, stretching out her hand.
He struck at it violently with the flint, and gashed it from wrist to