|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy:
first. As soon as she saw him she uttered a little cry,
almost of terror.
"How can you frighten me so?" she exclaimed, with a flushed
face. "It is past ten o'clock, and you have no right to
surprise me here at such a time."
"I don't know that I've not the right. At any rate I have
the excuse. Is it so necessary that I should stop to think
of manners and customs?"
"It is too late for propriety, and might injure me."
"I called an hour ago, and you would not see me, and I
thought you were in when I called now. It is you, Lucetta,
The Mayor of Casterbridge
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Tanach:
2_Chronicles 18: 34 And the battle increased that day; howbeit the king of Israel stayed himself up in his chariot against the Arameans until the even; and about the time of the going down of the sun he died.
2_Chronicles 19: 1 And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem.
2_Chronicles 19: 2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat: 'Shouldest thou help the wicked, and love them that hate the LORD? for this thing wrath is upon thee from before the LORD.
2_Chronicles 19: 3 Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast put away the Asheroth out of the land, and hast set thy heart to seek God.'
2_Chronicles 19: 4 And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem; and he went out again among the people from Beer-sheba to the hill-country of Ephraim, and brought them back unto the LORD, the God of their fathers.
2_Chronicles 19: 5 And he set judges in the land throughout all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city,
2_Chronicles 19: 6 and said to the judges: 'Consider what ye do; for ye judge not for man, but for the LORD; and He is with you in giving judgment.
2_Chronicles 19: 7 Now therefore let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it; for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of bribes.'