|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Royalty Restored/London Under Charles II by J. Fitzgerald Molloy:
Viscount Brouncker, having his mace carried before him, and was
conducted to the great room. When the meeting was over, various
experiments were tried for her satisfaction; amongst others a
piece of roasted mutton was turned into pure blood. The while
she witnessed these sights, crowds of gallants gathered round her
that they might catch and retain such fine things as fell from
her lips; but she only cried out her wonder and admiration at all
she saw; and at the end of her visit was conducted in state to
her coach by several noble lords, notable amongst whom was a
vastly pretty young man, Francis Seymour, fifth Duke of Somerset.
|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 Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Bind it with incombustible thongs, set a roof to the room,
Too strong for the hands of a man to dissever or fire to consume;
And there, when the pigs come trotting, there shall the feast be spread,
There shall the eye of the morn enlighten the feasters dead.
So be it done; for I have a heart that pities your state,
And Nateva and Namunu-ura are fire and water for hate."
All was done as he said, and the gardens prospered; and now
The fame of their plenty went out, and word of it came to Vaiau.
For the men of Namunu-ura sailed, to the windward far,
Lay in the offing by south where the towns of the Tevas are,
And cast overboard of their plenty; and lo! at the Tevas feet