|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith:
him.) Mr. Marlow, your servant. I'm your very humble servant.
MARLOW. Sir, your humble servant. (Aside.) What's to be the wonder
HARDCASTLE. I believe, sir, you must be sensible, sir, that no man
alive ought to be more welcome than your father's son, sir. I hope you
MARLOW. I do from my soul, sir. I don't want much entreaty. I
generally make my father's son welcome wherever he goes.
HARDCASTLE. I believe you do, from my soul, sir. But though I say
nothing to your own conduct, that of your servants is insufferable.
She Stoops to Conquer
|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 Concerning Christian Liberty by Martin Luther:
observances, and teaches them not to despise, since this
"knowledge puffeth up." Again, he teaches the pertinacious
upholders of these things not to judge their opponents. For
neither party observes towards the other that charity which
edifieth. In this matter we must listen to Scripture, which
teaches us to turn aside neither to the right hand nor to the
left, but to follow those right precepts of the Lord which
rejoice the heart. For just as a man is not righteous merely
because he serves and is devoted to works and ceremonial rites,
so neither will he be accounted righteous merely because he
neglects and despises them.