Sunday, 3 December 2000

From "The Social Contract"

By Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

I have said nothing of King Adam or of the Emperor Noah, the father of three great monarchs who shared the universe among themselves, like the children of Saturn, with whom they have been identified [...] I hope that my restraint in this respect will be appreciated; for, being descended directly from one or other of these princes, and maybe from the senior branch of the family, who knows but that, if my entitlement were verified, I might not find that I am the legitimate king of the human race?

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