|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen:
now fear to meet. The evening had done more, much more,
for her than could have been expected.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
have now passed in review before the reader; the events of
each day, its hopes and fears, mortifications and pleasures,
have been separately stated, and the pangs of Sunday
only now remain to be described, and close the week.
The Clifton scheme had been deferred, not relinquished,
and on the afternoon's crescent of this day, it was
brought forward again. In a private consultation between
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Genesis 41: 52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: 'for God hath made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.'
Genesis 41: 53 And the seven years of plenty, that was in the land of Egypt, came to an end.
Genesis 41: 54 And the seven years of famine began to come, according as Joseph had said; and there was famine in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
Genesis 41: 55 And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians: 'Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.'
Genesis 41: 56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth; and Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine was sore in the land of Egypt.
Genesis 41: 57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph to buy corn; because the famine was sore in all the earth.
Genesis 42: 1 Now Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, and Jacob said unto his sons: 'Why do ye look one upon another?'
Genesis 42: 2 And he said: 'Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt. Get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.'
Genesis 42: 3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn from Egypt.
Genesis 42: 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said: 'Lest peradventure harm befall him.'
Genesis 42: 5 And the sons of Israel came to buy among those that came; for the famine was in the land of Caanan.