|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from A Heap O' Livin' by Edgar A. Guest:
Riley's gone away;
There's a voice now stilled forever that in
sweetness only spoke
An' whispered words of courage with a faith that
There is much of joy and laughter that we
mortals here will lack,
But the angels must be happy now that Riley's
The world was gettin' dreary, there was too
much sigh an' frown
A Heap O' Livin'
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Heroes by Charles Kingsley:
hall, strewn with rich glossy shawls; and on them the
merchant kings of those crafty sea-roving Phaeaces sat eating
and drinking in pride, and feasting there all the year round.
And boys of molten gold stood each on a polished altar, and
held torches in their hands, to give light all night to the
guests. And round the house sat fifty maid-servants, some
grinding the meal in the mill, some turning the spindle, some
weaving at the loom, while their hands twinkled as they
passed the shuttle, like quivering aspen leaves.
And outside before the palace a great garden was walled
round, filled full of stately fruit-trees, gray olives and