|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen:
What weather it was, and what a state the street was in!'
"'And then we married,' said he. 'Don't you remember? And then we had our
first little boy, and then Mary, and Nicholas, and Peter, and Christian.'
"'Yes, and how they all grew up to be honest people, and were beloved by
" 'And their children also have children,' said the old sailor; 'yes, those
are our grand-children, full of strength and vigor. It was, methinks about
this season that we had our wedding.'
"'Yes, this very day is the fiftieth anniversary of the marriage,' said old
Granny, sticking her head between the two old people; who thought it was their
neighbor who nodded to them. They looked at each other and held one another by
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Caesar's Commentaries in Latin by Julius Caesar:
hostium premantur, expeditum ad quos receptum habeant. Ita mobilitatem
equitum, stabilitatem peditum in proeliis praestant, ac tantum usu
cotidiano et exercitatione efficiunt uti in declivi ac praecipiti loco
incitatos equos sustinere et brevi moderari ac flectere et per temonem
percurrere et in iugo insistere et se inde in currus citissime recipere
Quibus rebus perturbatis nostris [novitate pugnae] tempore
oportunissimo Caesar auxilium tulit: namque eius adventu hostes
constiterunt, nostri se ex timore receperunt. Quo facto, ad lacessendum
hostem et committendum proelium alienum esse tempus arbitratus suo se loco
continuit et brevi tempore intermisso in castra legiones reduxit. Dum