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Rousseau (Volume 2) (Paperback): John Morley

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John Morley

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: mistresses are that. You have chosen her in Paris ! To find a tender and virtuous mistress in Paris is to have not such bad luck. You have made her a promise of marriage ? My friend, you have made a blunder; for if you continue to love, the promise is superfluous, and if you do not, then it is no avail. You have signed it with your blood 1 That is all but tragic; but I don't know that the choice of the ink in which he writes, gives anything to the fidelity of the man who signs."1 We can only add that the health in which a man writes may possibly excuse the dismal quality of what he writes, and that Rousseau was now as always the prey of bodily pain which, as he was conscious, made him distraught. " My sufferings are not very excruciating just now," he wrote on a later occasion, "but they are incessant, and I am not out of pain a single moment day or night, and this quite drives me mad. I feel bitterly my wrong conduct and the baseness of my suspicions; but if anything can excuse me, it is my mournful state, my loneliness," and so on.2 This prolonged physical anguish, which was made more intense towards the end of 1761 by the accidental breaking of a surgical instrument,3 sometimes so nearly wore his fortitude away as to make him think of suicide.4 In Lord Edward's famous letter on suicide in the New Heloisa, while denying in forcible terms the right of ending one's days merely to escape from Corr., ii. 106. Nov. 10,1759. 2 Ib., ii. 179. Jan. 18,1761. 3 Ib.. ii. 268. Dec. 12, 1761. 4 /., ii. 28. Dec. 23, 1761.I intolerable mental distress, he admits that inasmuch as physical disorders only grow incessantly worse, violent and incurable bodily pain may be an excuse for a man making away with himself; he ceases to be a human being before dying, and in putting an end to his l...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: John Morley
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 94
ISBN-13: 978-1-4589-7067-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-4589-7067-1
Barcode: 9781458970671

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