|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:
Ceylon, and Maine.
I thought this Pen would arise
From the casket where it lies--
Of itself would arise and write
My thanks and my surprise.
When you gave it me under the pines,
I dreamed these gems from the mines
Of Siberia, Ceylon, and Maine
Would glimmer as thoughts in the lines;
That this iron link from the chain
Of Bonnivard might retain
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from King James Bible:
PRO 16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness
of the lips increaseth learning.
PRO 16:22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it:
but the instruction of fools is folly.
PRO 16:23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning
to his lips.
PRO 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and
health to the bones.
PRO 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end
thereof are the ways of death.
PRO 16:26 He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth
King James Bible