|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Caesar's Commentaries in Latin by Julius Caesar:
commiserunt. Cum se illi identidem in silvis ad suos reciperent ac rursus
ex silva in nostros impetum facerent, neque nostri longius quam quem ad
finem porrecta [ac] loca aperta pertinebant cedentes insequi auderent,
interim legiones VI quae primae venerant, opere dimenso, castra munire
coeperunt. Ubi prima impedimenta nostri exercitus ab iis qui in silvis
abditi latebant visa sunt, quod tempus inter eos committendi proelii
convenerat, ut intra silvas aciem ordinesque constituerant atque ipsi sese
confirmaverant, subito omnibus copiis provolaverunt impetumque in nostros
equites fecerunt. His facile pulsis ac proturbatis, incredibili
celeritate ad flumen decucurrerunt, ut paene uno tempore et ad silvas et
in flumine [et iam in manibus nostris] hostes viderentur. Eadem autem
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Travels and Researches in South Africa by Dr. David Livingstone:
formerly firstname.lastname@example.org). To assure a high quality text,
the original was typed in (manually) twice and electronically compared.
[Note on text: Italicized words or phrases are CAPITALIZED.
Some obvious errors have been corrected.]
Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa.
Also called, Travels and Researches in South Africa;
or, Journeys and Researches in South Africa.
By David Livingstone [British (Scot) Missionary and Explorer--1813-1873.]
David Livingstone was born in Scotland, received his medical degree
from the University of Glasgow, and was sent to South Africa
by the London Missionary Society. Circumstances led him to try to meet