|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Miracle Mongers and Their Methods by Harry Houdini:
Prices of admission to ladies and gentlemen,
one shilling. Back Seats for Children
and Servants, six pence.
Ladies and children may have a private
performance any hour of the day, by giving
N. B.--He displaces teeth or stumps so
easily as to scarce be felt. He sells a
chemical liquid which discharges inflammation,
scalds, and burns, in a short time,
and is necessary to be kept in all families.
Miracle Mongers and Their Methods
|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 Common Sense by Thomas Paine:
it first excludes a man from the means of information, yet empowers him
to act in cases where the highest judgment is required. The state of a king
shuts him from the world, yet the business of a king requires him to know
it thoroughly; wherefore the different parts, by unnaturally opposing
and destroying each other, prove the whole character to be absurd and useless.
Some writers have explained the English constitution thus: The king,
say they, is one, the people another; the peers are a house in behalf
of the king, the commons in behalf of the people; but this hath all
the distinctions of a house divided against itself; and though
the expressions be pleasantly arranged, yet when examined,
they appear idle and ambiguous; and it will always happen,