|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Ancient Regime by Charles Kingsley:
day) hides the reality of barbarism under a varnish of civilisation.
Men had to be awakened; to be taught to think for themselves, act
for themselves, to dare and suffer side by side for their country
and for their children; in a word, to arise and become men once
And, what is more, men had to punish--to avenge. Those are fearful
words. But there is, in this God-guided universe, a law of
retribution, which will find men out, whether men choose to find it
out or not; a law of retribution; of vengeance inflicted justly,
though not necessarily by just men. The public executioner was
seldom a very estimable personage, at least under the old Regime;
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare:
O excellent motion! Fellows, let's be gone.
The motion's good indeed, and be it so:--
Petruchio, I shall be your ben venuto.
SCENE I. Padua. A room in BAPTISTA'S house.
[Enter KATHERINA and BIANCA.]
Good sister, wrong me not, nor wrong yourself,
The Taming of the Shrew