|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Passionate Pilgrim by William Shakespeare:
'O Jove,' quoth she, 'why was not I a flood!'
Fair is my love, but not so fair as fickle;
Mild as a dove, but neither true nor trusty;
Brighter than glass, and yet, as glass is brittle;
Softer than wax, and yet, as iron, rusty:
A lily pale, with damask dye to grace her,
None fairer, nor none falser to deface her.
Her lips to mine how often hath she joined,
Between each kiss her oaths of true love swearing!
How many tales to please me bath she coined,
|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 Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson by Robert Louis Stevenson:
almost with luxury. Even as it is, we should be able to get
through a considerable time of idleness. I like the place
immensely, though I have seen so little of it - I have only been
once outside the gate since I was here! It puts me in mind of a
summer at Prestonpans and a sickly child you once told me of.
Thirty-two years now finished! My twenty-ninth was in San
Francisco, I remember - rather a bleak birthday. The twenty-eighth
was not much better; but the rest have been usually pleasant days
in pleasant circumstances.
Love to you and to my father and to Cummy.
From me and Fanny and Wogg.