|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Hellenica by Xenophon:
by the Lacedaemonians, when his own countrymen were not there to
assist. The Athenian Timagoras supported all these statements of the
Theban by independent testimony, and stood second in honour after
 See Thuc. iii. 58, 59, 60.
 See above, "Hell." III. iv. 3; Lincke, "Zur. Xen. Krit." p. 315.
At this point of the proceedings Pelopidas was asked by the king, what
special clause he desired inserted in the royal rescript. He replied
as follows: "Messene to be independent of Lacedaemon, and the
Athenians to lay up their ships of war. Should either power refuse
compliance in these respects, such refusal to be a casus belli; and
|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 An International Episode by Henry James:
"Fancy!" repeated her companion. "But I daresay you'll go soon, won't you?"
"It's the dream of my life!" declared Bessie Alden, smiling.
"But your sister seems to know a tremendous lot about London,"
Lord Lambeth went on.
The young girl was silent a moment. "My sister and I are two
very different persons," she presently said. "She has been
a great deal in Europe. She has been in England several times.
She has known a great many English people."
"But you must have known some, too," said Lord Lambeth.
"I don't think that I have ever spoken to one before.
You are the first Englishman that--to my knowledge--