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Rous·seau

 (ro͞o-sō′), Henri Known as "Le Douanier." 1844-1910.
French primitive painter of portraits, still lifes, city scenes, and metaphorical works, such as The Snake Charmer (1907).

Rousseau

, Jean Jacques 1712-1778.
Swiss philosopher and writer who held that the individual is essentially good but usually corrupted by society. His written works include The Social Contract and Émile (both 1762).

Rousseau

, Théodore 1812-1867.
French landscape painter who was the leader of the Barbizon school. His works include Descent of the Cattle (c. 1834).

Rousseau

(French ruso)
n
1. (Biography) Henri (ɑ̃ri), known as le Douanier. 1844–1910, French painter, who created bold dreamlike pictures, often of exotic landscapes in a naive style. Among his works are Sleeping Gypsy (1897) and Jungle with a Lion (1904–06). He also worked as a customs official
2. (Biography) Jean Jacques (ʒɑ̃ ʒak). 1712–78, French philosopher and writer, born in Switzerland, who strongly influenced the theories of the French Revolution and the romantics. Many of his ideas spring from his belief in the natural goodness of man, whom he felt was warped by society. His works include Du contrat social (1762), Émile (1762), and his Confessions (1782)
3. (Biography) Théodore (teɔdɔr). 1812–67, French landscape painter: leader of the Barbizon school

Rous•seau

(ruˈsoʊ)

n.
1. Henri ( “Le Douanier” ), 1844–1910, French painter.
2. Jean Jacques (ʒɑ̃) 1712–78, French philosopher and social reformer, born in Switzerland.
3. (Pierre Étienne) Théodore, 1812–67, French painter.
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He considers that Rousseau certainly told lies about himself in his confessions, and even intentionally lied, out of vanity.
The Republic of Plato is also the first treatise upon education, of which the writings of Milton and Locke, Rousseau, Jean Paul, and Goethe are the legitimate descendants.
A couple of tall poplars and a few other trees stood grouped on the clean, dark gravel, and under them a few garden benches and a bronze effigy of Jean Jacques Rousseau seated on its pedestal.
But he who dodges hospitals and jails, and walks fast crossing grave-yards, and would rather talk of operas than hell; calls Cowper, Young, Pascal, Rousseau, poor devils all of sick men; and throughout a care-free lifetime swears by Rabelais as passing wise, and therefore jolly; --not that man is fitted to sit down on tomb-stones, and break the green damp mould with unfathomably wondrous Solomon.
Jean Jacques Rousseau enunciated your socialistic theory nearly two centuries ago.
It was by not following this simple plan that poor Jean Jacques Rousseau came to such grief.
She read Voltaire, and had Rousseau by heart; talked very lightly about divorce, and most energetically of the rights of women.
Such is the system upon which Rousseau pronounces the first man who inclosed a field with a fence, and said, "This is mine," a traitor to the human species.
I made one attempt to hunt up the houses once inhabited by those two disagreeable people, Rousseau and Calvin, but I had no success.
But the continual happiness, which so far as I was able to judge appeared to prevail in the valley, sprang principally from that all-pervading sensation which Rousseau has told us be at one time experienced, the mere buoyant sense of a healthful physical existence.
Guillaume Rousseau, Emperor of the Empire of Galilee, marched majestically in his robe of purple, spotted with wine, preceded by buffoons wrestling and executing military dances; surrounded by his macebearers, his pickpockets and clerks of the chamber of accounts.
Corneille, Cherbuliez; Rousseau, Sismondi; Victor Hugo, and Joubert; Mozart and Wagner--all who are interested in these men will find a value in what Amiel has to say of them.