Leaving the service of Madam de Vercellis nearly as
I had entered it, I returned to my former hostess,
and remained there five or six weeks; during which
time health, youth, and laziness, fr...
With this book begins the work of darkness, in which
I have for the last eight years been enveloped, though
it has not by any means been possible for me to penetrate
the dreadful obscurity.&...
erat in votis: Modus agri non ila magnus
My impatience to inhabit the Hermitage not permitting
me to wait until the return of fine weather, the moment
my lodging was prepared I hastened to take possession
of it, to the great amuseme...
The moment in which fear had instigated my flight,
did not seem more terrible than that wherein I put
my design in execution appeared delightful.
To leave my relations, my resources, w...
Among the notable books of later times-we may say,
without exaggeration, of all time—­must
be reckoned The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau.
It deals with leading per...
It was, I believe, in 1732, that I arrived at Chambery,
as already related, and began my employment of registering
land for the king. I was almost twenty-one,
my mind well enough formed...
The Swiss-born philosopher, author, political theorist, and composer Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) ranks as one of the greatest figures of the French Enlightenment.Both Jean Jacques Rousseau the m...
The Swiss-born philosopher and political theorist, Jean Jacques Rousseau ranks as one of the greatest figures of the French Enlightenment. Yet Jean Jacques Rousseau the man and his writings constitute...