|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Polity of Athenians and Lacedaemonians by Xenophon:
each and all, in absolute possession and on an equal footing. Weakness
of limb or want of wealth was no drawback in his eyes. But as for
him who, out of the cowardice of his heart, shrank from the painful
performance of the law's injunction, the finger of the legistlator
pointed him out as there and then disqualified to be regarded longer
as a member of the brotherhood of peers.
 But see Aristot. "Pol." ii. 9, 32.
 Grote, "H. G." viii. 81; "Hell." III. iii. 5.
It may be added, that there was no doubt as to the great antiquity of
this code of laws. The point is clear so far, that Lycurgus himself is
said to have lived in the days of the Heraclidae. But being of so
|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 Voice of the City by O. Henry:
for me when I am revelling in the gaudy, but hol-
low, pleasures of Bohemia."
"Get a towel, 'Dory," said Beriah, "and wipe
that paint off your face. I came as soon as I got
your letter. Them pictures of yours ain't amount-
ing to anything. I've got tickets for both of us
back on the evening train. Hurry and get your
things in your trunk."
"Fate was too strong for me, Beriah. Go while
I am strong to bear it."
"How do you fold this easel, 'Dory? -- now begin
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