|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Sportsman by Xenophon:
4th ed.) dog has a bad mouth and cannot hold."
 Or, "a short-sighted, wall-eyed dog has defective vision."
 Or, "they are weedy, ugly brutes as a rule."
 Or, "stiffness of limbs means he will come off." Cf. "Mem." III.
 Lit. "a weak, thinly-haired animal is incapable of severe toil."
 Or, "Nor will courage compensate for unsound feet. The toil and
moil will be too great to endure, and owing to the pains in his
feet he will in the end give in."
Similarly many different modes of hunting a line of scent are to be
seen in the same species of hound. One dog as soon as he has found
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Poems of William Blake by William Blake:
Till summers heat melts thee beside the fountains and the springs
To flourish in eternal vales: they why should Thel complain.
Why should the mistress of the vales of Har, utter a sigh.
She ceasd & smild in tears, then sat down in her silver shrine.
Thel answerd, O thou little virgin of the peaceful valley.
Giving to those that cannot crave, the voiceless, the o'er tired
The breath doth nourish the innocent lamb, he smells the milky garments
He crops thy flowers while thou sittest smiling in his face,
Wiping his mild and meekin mouth from all contagious taints.
Thy wine doth purify the golden honey; thy perfume.
Which thou dost scatter on every little blade of grass that springs
Poems of William Blake