|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Songs of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Nor a friend to know me;
All I ask, the heaven above
And the road below me.
II - YOUTH AND LOVE - I
ONCE only by the garden gate
Our lips we joined and parted.
I must fulfil an empty fate
And travel the uncharted.
Hail and farewell! I must arise,
Leave here the fatted cattle,
And paint on foreign lands and skies
|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 Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini:
height of his short stature in pride at the thing he had achieved.
She took the paper almost mechanically, and for some moments she
studied the crabbed signature before realizing whose it was. Then
"From the Duke of Monmouth!" she exclaimed.
He laughed. "Read it," he bade her again, though there was no need
for the injunction, for already she was deciphering the crabbed hand
and the atrocious spelling - for His Grace of Monmouth's education had
been notoriously neglected. The letter, which was dated from The Hague,
was addressed "To my good friend W., at Bridgwater." It began, "Sir,"