|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Divine Comedy (translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) by Dante Alighieri:
If e'er thou see again the lovely plain
That from Vercelli slopes to Marcabo,
And make it known to the best two of Fano,
To Messer Guido and Angiolello likewise,
That if foreseeing here be not in vain,
Cast over from their vessel shall they be,
And drowned near unto the Cattolica,
By the betrayal of a tyrant fell.
Between the isles of Cyprus and Majorca
Neptune ne'er yet beheld so great a crime,
Neither of pirates nor Argolic people.
The Divine Comedy (translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
|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 Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens:
'You have had a cool dismissal, have you?' said his father. 'Poor
Ned! I told you last night what would happen.--May I ask you for
'She has been tampered with, and most treacherously deceived,'
cried Edward, rising from his seat. 'I never will believe that the
knowledge of my real position, given her by myself, has worked this
change. I know she is beset and tortured. But though our contract
is at an end, and broken past all redemption; though I charge upon
her want of firmness and want of truth, both to herself and me; I
do not now, and never will believe, that any sordid motive, or her
own unbiassed will, has led her to this course--never!'