|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Black Dwarf by Walter Scott:
Vere returned to the castle, the mettle of the animal on which
she rode, and her own anxiety of mind, combining to accelerate
She obeyed Ratcliffe's directions, though without well
apprehending their purpose, and leaving her horse at large in a
paddock near the garden, hurried to her own apartment, which she
reached without observation. She now unbolted her door, and rang
her bell for lights. Her father appeared along with the servant
who answered her summons.
"He had been twice," he said, "listening at her door during the
two hours that had elapsed since he left her, and, not hearing
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Cromwell by William Shakespeare:
You had no colour for what you have done.
Yes; the abolishing of Antichrist,
And of this Popish order from our Realm.
I am no enemy to religion,
But what is done, it is for England's good.
What did they serve for but to feed a sort
Of lazy Abbots and of full fed Friars?
They neither plow, nor sow, and yet they reap
The fat of all the Land, and suck the poor:
Look, what was theirs, is in King Henry's hands;