|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott:
So choosing solitary to abide,
Far from all neighbours, that her devilish deeds
And hellish arts from people she might hide,
And hurt far off, unknown, whome'er she envied.
THE health of Lucy Ashton soon required the assistance of a
person more skilful in the office of a sick-nurse than the female
domestics of the family. Ailsie Gourlay, sometimes called the
Wise Woman of Bowden, was the person whom, for her own strong
reasons, Lady Ashton selected as an attendant upon her daughter.
This woman had acquired a considerable reputation among the
The Bride of Lammermoor
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw:
Bunny. _[She goes out, followed by Bentley. Lord Summerhays sits
TARLETON. Singularly beautiful woman Summerhays. What do you make of
her? She must be a princess. Whats this family of warriors and
statesmen that risk their lives every day?
LORD SUMMERHAYS. They are evidently not warriors and statesmen, or
they wouldnt do that.
TARLETON. Well, then, who the devil are they?
LORD SUMMERHAYS. I think I know. The last time I saw that lady, she
did something I should not have thought possible.
TARLETON. What was that?