|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac:
episcopal gardens, it turns toward the town in a graceful curve which
winds around the suburb of Saint-Martial. At a short distance beyond
that suburb is a pretty country house called Le Cluseau, the walls of
which can be seen from the lower terrace of the bishop's palace,
appearing, by an effect of distance, to blend with the steeples of the
suburb. Opposite to Le Cluseau is the sloping island, covered with
poplar and other trees, which Veronique in her girlish youth had named
the Ile de France. To the east the distance is closed by an
ampitheatre of hills.
The magic charm of the site and the rich simplicity of the building
make this episcopal palace one of the most interesting objects in a
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from King James Bible:
lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.
CO1 9:13 Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live
of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are
partakers with the altar?
CO1 9:14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the
gospel should live of the gospel.
CO1 9:15 But I have used none of these things: neither have I written
these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for
me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void.
CO1 9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of:
for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the
King James Bible