|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Dark Lady of the Sonnets by George Bernard Shaw:
maketh its laws; and the same may well be true of plays and
interludes. _[The clock chimes the first quarter. The warder returns
on his round]._ And now, sir, we are upon the hour when it better
beseems a virgin queen to be abed than to converse alone with the
naughtiest of her subjects. Ho there! Who keeps ward on the queen's
THE WARDER. I do, an't please your majesty.
ELIZABETH. See that you keep it better in future. You have let pass
a most dangerous gallant even to the very door of our royal chamber.
Lead him forth; and bring me word when he is safely locked out; for I
shall scarce dare disrobe until the palace gates are between us.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley:
lady," and Mr. Oxenham's daughter, too; and there was not a man on
board who did not prick up his ears for a message if she approached
him, or one who would not have, I verily believe, jumped overboard
to do her a pleasure.
Only Yeo kept sorrowfully apart. He never looked at her, spoke to
her, met her even, if he could. His dream had vanished. He had
found her! and after all, she did not care for him? Why should
But it was hard to have hunted a bubble for years, and have it
break in his hand at last. "Set not your affections on things on
the earth," murmured Yeo to himself, as he pored over his Bible, in