|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister:
had not imagined how much. Not by any means! Kings Port has a long road
to go before she will consider marriage provincial and chastity
"Dear me, Mr. Mayrant! Well, I must tell you that it's not all quite so--
so advanced--as that, you know. That's not the whole of Newport."
He hastened to explain. "Certainly not, sir! I would not insult the
honorable families whom I had the pleasure to meet there, and to whom my
name was known because they had retained their good position since the
days when my great-uncle had a house and drove four horses there himself.
I noticed three kinds of Newport, sir."
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Ruth 4: 13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife; and he went in unto her, and the LORD gave her conception, and she bore a son.
Ruth 4: 14 And the women said unto Naomi: 'Blessed be the LORD, who hath not left thee this day without a near kinsman, and let his name be famous in Israel.
Ruth 4: 15 And he shall be unto thee a restorer of life, and a nourisher of thine old age; for thy daughter-in-law, who loveth thee, who is better to thee than seven sons, hath borne him.'
Ruth 4: 16 And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.
Ruth 4: 17 And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying: 'There is a son born to Naomi'; and they called his name Obed; he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.
Ruth 4: 18 Now these are the generations of Perez: Perez begot Hezron;
Ruth 4: 19 and Hezron begot Ram, and Ram begot Amminadab;
Ruth 4: 20 and Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon;
Ruth 4: 21 and Salmon begot Boaz, and Boaz begot Obed;
Ruth 4: 22 and Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse begot David.
Song_of_songs 1: 1 THE SONG of songs, which is Solomon's.