|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Richard III by William Shakespeare:
Which now the loving haste of these our friends,
Something against our meanings, have prevented-
Because, my lord, I would have had you heard
The traitor speak, and timorously confess
The manner and the purpose of his treasons:
That you might well have signified the same
Unto the citizens, who haply may
Misconster us in him and wail his death.
MAYOR. But, my good lord, your Grace's words shall serve
As well as I had seen and heard him speak;
And do not doubt, right noble Princes both,
|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 American by Henry James:
in his eyes and the mottled tones of his refined complexion.
He stood before Newman a moment, breathing quickly and softly,
and shaking his forefinger curtly as his host pointed to a chair.
"What I have come to say is soon said," he declared "and can
only be said without ceremony."
"I am good for as much or for as little as you desire," said Newman.
The marquis looked round the room a moment, and then, "On what terms
will you part with your scrap of paper?"
"On none!" And while Newman, with his head on one side and his hands
behind him sounded the marquis's turbid gaze with his own, he added,
"Certainly, that is not worth sitting down about."