|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Of The Nature of Things by Lucretius:
In gathered storm have filled utterly,
Then, prisoned in clouds, they rave around
With mighty roarings, and within those dens
Bluster like savage beasts, and now from here,
And now from there, send growlings through the clouds,
And seeking an outlet, whirl themselves about,
And roll from 'mid the clouds the seeds of fire,
And heap them multitudinously there,
And in the hollow furnaces within
Wheel flame around, until from bursted cloud
In forky flashes they have gleamed forth.
Of The Nature of Things
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Riverman by Stewart Edward White:
"I wish you would come out in our part of the country," ventured
Gerald smiled his fine smile.
"Good-bye," said he. "Going to a train is useless, and a bore to
Carroll threw herself on his neck in an access of passionate
"You WILL write and tell me of everything, won't you?" she begged.
"Of course. There now, good-bye."
Orde followed him into the hall.
"It would be quite useless to attempt another interview?" he