|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:
Lord bishop, set the crown upon his head.
God save King Henry, of that name the sixth!
Now, Governor of Paris, take your oath,
That you elect no other king but him;
Esteem none friends but such as are his friends,
And none your foes but such as shall pretend
Malicious practices against his state:
This shall ye do, so help you righteous God!
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner:
physical well-being of woman herself, as well as to that of her male
companions and descendants.
The coming half-century will be a time of peculiar strain, as mankind seeks
rapidly to adjust moral ideals and social relationships and the general
ordering of life to the new and continually unfolding material conditions.
If these two great movements of our age, having this as their object, can
be brought into close harmony and co-operation, the readjustment will be
the sooner and more painlessly accomplished; but, for the moment, the two
movements alike in their origin and alike in many of their methods of
procedure, remain distinct.
It is this fact, the consciousness on the part of the women taking their