|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Blix by Frank Norris:
that--wouldn't talk that way with one of your friends at the
club!" she exclaimed; "and it's not right to do it with me.
Condy, give me seven dollars and a half. When you play cards with
me it's just as though it were with another man. I would have
paid you if you had won."
"But I haven't got more than nine dollars. Who'll pay for the
supper to-night at Luna's, and our railroad fare going home?"
|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 The Phoenix and the Turtle by William Shakespeare:
Foul pre-currer of the fiend,
Augur of the fever's end,
To this troop come thou not near.
From this session interdict
Every fowl of tyrant wing,
Save the eagle, feather'd king:
Keep the obsequy so strict.
Let the priest in surplice white,
That defunctive music can,
Be the death-defying swan,
Lest the requiem lack his right.