|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from King James Bible:
wound is grievous.
JER 30:13 There is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound
up: thou hast no healing medicines.
JER 30:14 All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I
have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a
cruel one, for the multitude of thine iniquity; because thy sins were
JER 30:15 Why criest thou for thine affliction? thy sorrow is incurable
for the multitude of thine iniquity: because thy sins were increased, I
have done these things unto thee.
JER 30:16 Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and
King James Bible
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson:
besides, and took my gipsy fancy. But however that may be, and
however Robert's profile may be blurred in the boyish sketch that
follows, he was a man of a most quaint and beautiful nature, whom,
if it were possible to recast a piece of work so old, I should like
well to draw again with a maturer touch. And as I think of him and
of John, I wonder in what other country two such men would be found
dwelling together, in a hamlet of some twenty cottages, in the
woody fold of a green hill.
CHAPTER V. AN OLD SCOTCH GARDENER
I THINK I might almost have said the last: somewhere, indeed, in
the uttermost glens of the Lammermuir or among the southwestern