|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:
he will pick up his nets, both small and large alike, giving every
hound a rub down, and return home from the hunting-field, taking care,
if it should chance to be a summer's noon, to halt a bit, so that the
feet of his hounds may not be blistered on the road.
 Lit. "anything which earth puts forth or bears upon her bosom."
 Or, "Many and many a cast back must he make."
 The famous stanzas in "Venus and Adonis" may fitly close this
And when thou hast on foot the purblind hare,
Mark the poor wretch, to overshoot his troubles
How he outruns the wind and with what care
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton:
with the bow-window and the Pompeian vestibule, he
had dropped back with relief into the old routine of the
office, and the renewal of this daily activity had served
as a link with his former self. Then there had been the
pleasurable excitement of choosing a showy grey stepper
for May's brougham (the Wellands had given the
carriage), and the abiding occupation and interest of
arranging his new library, which, in spite of family
doubts and disapprovals, had been carried out as he
had dreamed, with a dark embossed paper, Eastlake
book-cases and "sincere" arm-chairs and tables. At the