|Jean Jacques Rousseau (17121778). Social Contract & Discourses. 1913.|
|The Social Contract or Principles of Political Right|
| || Fderis æquas|
|Dicamus leges. (Vergil, Æneid XI.)|
THIS little treatise is part of a longer work which I began years ago without realising my limitations, and long since abandoned. Of the various fragments that might have been extracted from what I wrote, this is the most considerable, and, I think, the least unworthy of being offered to the public. The rest no longer exists.