|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake:
Sleep, sleep; in thy sleep
Little sorrows sit and weep.
Sweet babe, in thy face
Soft desires I can trace,
Secret joys and secret smiles,
Little pretty infant wiles.
As thy softest limbs I feel,
Smiles as of the morning steal
O'er thy cheek, and o'er thy breast
Where thy little heart doth rest.
O the cunning wiles that creep
Songs of Innocence and Experience
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Large Catechism by Dr. Martin Luther:
we are first received into the Christian Church. However, in order that
it may be readily understood we will treat of it in an orderly manner,
and keep only to that which it is necessary for us to know. For how it
is to be maintained and defended against heretics and sects we will
commend to the learned.
In the first place, we must above all things know well the words upon
which Baptism is founded, and to which everything refers that is to be
said on the subject, namely, where the Lord Christ speaks in the last
chapter of Matthew, v. 19:
Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of
the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.