|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence:
'I must say, it is a little vaguely conglomerate, a mixture of gases,
so to speak,' said Clifford. 'Still, I think there is something in the
idea that the universe is physically wasting and spiritually
'Do you? Then let it ascend, so long as it leaves me safely and solidly
physically here below.'
'Do you like your physique?' he asked.
'I love it!' And through her mind went the words: It's the nicest,
nicest woman's arse as is!
'But that is really rather extraordinary, because there's no denying
it's an encumbrance. But then I suppose a woman doesn't take a supreme
Lady Chatterley's Lover
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson:
exact justice, and made to the different nations of the earth an
impartial dividend of rain and sunshine. What must have been the
misery of half the globe if I had limited the clouds to particular
regions, or confined the sun to either side of the equator?'"
CHAPTER XLII - THE OPINION OF THE ASTRONOMER IS EXPLAINED AND
"I SUPPOSE he discovered in me, through the obscurity of the room,
some tokens of amazement and doubt, for after a short pause he
"'Not to be easily credited will neither surprise nor offend me,
for I am probably the first of human beings to whom this trust has