|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Complete Poems of Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
Pedro C. An act of banishment against the Gypsies!
(Agitation and murmurs in the crowd.)
Pedro C. (reads). "I hereby order and command,
That the Egyptian an Chaldean strangers,
Known by the name of Gypsies, shall henceforth
Be banished from the realm, as vagabonds
And beggars; and if, after seventy days,
Any be found within our kingdom's bounds,
They shall receive a hundred lashes each;
The second time, shall have their ears cut off;
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Kenilworth by Walter Scott:
favour. If the Earl can but come through, he will match with
Leicester yet. Is Masters with my lord at present?"
"Nay," replied Walter, "he is half way back to Greenwich by this
time, and in high dudgeon."
"Thou didst not refuse him admittance?" exclaimed Tracy.
"Thou wert not, surely, so mad?" ejaculated Blount.
"I refused him admittance as flatly, Blount, as you would refuse
a penny to a blind beggar--as obstinately, Tracy, as thou didst
ever deny access to a dun."
"Why, in the fiend's name, didst thou trust him to go to the
gate?" said Blount to Tracy.