Rousseau, Volume 2

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Macmillan and Company, limited, 1900

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Página 159 - COMMONWEALTH" is said to be "instituted" when a "multitude" of men do agree and "covenant, every one with every one" that to whatsoever "man," or "assembly of men," shall be given by the major part the "right " to "present" the person of them all, that is to say, to be their "representative"; every one, as well he that "voted for it...
Página 178 - Plato, a man of high authority indeed, but least of all for his commonwealth, in the book of his Laws, which no city ever yet received, fed his fancy with making many edicts to his airy burgomasters, which they who otherwise admire him, wish had been rather buried and excused in the genial cups of an Academic night-sitting.
Página 149 - This legislative is not only the supreme power of the commonwealth, but sacred and unalterable in the hands where the community have once placed it.
Página 272 - Yes ! if the life and death of Socrates were those of a sage, the life and death of Jesus were those of a God.
Página 243 - Thus the whole education of women ought to be relative to men. To please them, to be useful to them, to make themselves loved and honored by them, to educate them when young, to care for them when grown, to counsel them, to console them, and to make life agreeable and sweet to them — these are the duties of women at all times, and what should be taught them from their infancy.
Página 159 - ... or assembly of men shall be given by the major part the right to present the person of them all, that is to say, to be their representative; every one, as well he that voted for it as he that voted against it, shall authorize all the actions and judgments of that man or assembly of men in the same manner as if they were his own, to the end to live peaceably amongst themselves and be protected against other men.
Página 41 - Chinese, of ten times my fortune, would avail himself of such an opportunity without scruple; and why should not I, who want money as much as any mandarin in China ? Rousseau would have been charmed to have seen me so occupied, and would have exclaimed, with rapture, " that he had found the " Emilius, who (he supposed) had subsisted only in '•
Página 41 - You remember Rousseau's description of an English morning; such are the mornings I spend with these good people, and the evenings differ from them in nothing, except that they are still more snug and quieter.

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