the fifth line, undivided, shows its subject contemplating his own life. a superior man, he will thus fall into no error.
the card at the top represents one possible mask of your true destination. four of swords (truce): retreat from the battlefield of life. a rest from the conflicts with colleagues or competitors. calm in the storm. self-imposed exile.
"it's the chartreuse that's lacking," commented caraher, lowering at annixter. the other flared up on the instant.
therefore, as every one complains, the course of the world now is such that both young and old are altogether dissolute and beyond control, have no reverence nor sense of honor, do nothing except as they are driven to it by blows, and perpetrate what wrong and detraction they can behind each other's back.
mr. bain (`the emotions and the will,' p. 64) has discussed the "abashed" feelings experienced on these occasions, as well as the stage-fright of actors unused to the stage. mr. bain apparently attributes these feelings to simple apprehension or dread.