|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Sanitary and Social Lectures by Charles Kingsley:
in plain English, not quite sound enough yet to build upon; and
that we must wait for a few more facts before we begin any
theories. Be it so. At least, these men, in their present temper
of mind, are not likely to be very useful to the Sanitary
Would that these men, or the clergy, had been the only bruised
reed in which the Sanitary Reformers put their trust. They found
another reed, however, and that was Public Opinion; but they
forgot that (whatever the stump-orators may say about this being
the age of electric thought, when truth flashes triumphant from
pole to pole, etc.) we have no proof whatsoever that the
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Tanach:
1_Kings 4: 14 Ahinadab the son of Iddo, in Mahanaim;
1_Kings 4: 15 Ahimaaz, in Naphtali; he also took Basemath the daughter of Solomon to wife;
1_Kings 4: 16 Baana the son of Hushai, in Asher and Bealoth;
1_Kings 4: 17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar;
1_Kings 4: 18 Shimei the son of Ela, in Benjamin;
1_Kings 4: 19 Geber the son of Uri, in the land of Gilead, the country of Sihon king of the Amorites and of Og king of Bashan; and one officer that was over all the officers in the land.
1_Kings 4: 20 Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry.
1_Kings 4: 21 (5:1) And Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the River unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt; they brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life.
1_Kings 4: 22 (5:2) And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and threescore measures of meal;
1_Kings 4: 23 (5:3) ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and a hundred sheep, beside harts, and gazelles, and roebucks, and fatted fowl.