|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Memorabilia by Xenophon:
Well (the youth replied) if I am not even right in praising happiness,
I must confess I know not for what one ought to supplicate the gods in
 See above for Socrates' own form of supplication.
Nay, these are matters (proceeded Socrates) which perhaps, through
excessive confidence in your knowledge of them, you have failed to
examine into; but since the state, which you are preparing yourself to
direct, is democratically constituted, of course you know what a
 Or, "popularly governed."
Euth. I presume I do, decidedly.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Glinda of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
When night fell all the interior of the Great Dome,
streets and houses, became lighted with brilliant
incandescent lamps, which rendered it bright as day.
Dorothy thought the island must look beautiful by night
from the outer shore of the lake. There was revelry and
feasting in the Queen's palace, and the music of the
royal band could be plainly heard in Lady Aurex's
house, where Ozma and Dorothy remained with their
hostess and keeper. They were prisoners, but treated
with much consideration.
Glinda of Oz