|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Royalty Restored/London Under Charles II by J. Fitzgerald Molloy:
him, indulged himself in this way as of yore.
As may be expected, disputes, frequently ending in duels,
continually arose betwixt those who gambled. Although the king
had, on his restoration, issued a proclamation against this
common practice, threatening such as engaged in it with
displeasure, declaring them incapable of holding any office in
his service, and forbidding them to appear at court, yet but
little attention was paid his words, and duels continually took
place, Though most frequently resorted to as a means of avenging
outraged honour, they were occasionally the result of
misunderstanding. A pathetic story is told of a fatal encounter,
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from King James Bible:
out in obscure darkness.
PRO 20:21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but
the end thereof shall not be blessed.
PRO 20:22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD,
and he shall save thee.
PRO 20:23 Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false
balance is not good.
PRO 20:24 Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand
his own way?
PRO 20:25 It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy,
and after vows to make enquiry.
King James Bible