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These sometimes sudden shifts in literary style, voice, and tense are often jarring in French and must become even more so in translation. Nevertheless, they are an essential part of Rousseau's style and can be important indications of his emphasis. Accordingly, we have tried to preserve them even at the cost to elegance. The care Rousseau took in writing is shown by the minuteness of the changes from one manuscript to another. He changes the choice of a word or the order of terms in a series often apparently to give a poetic rhythm to a prose passage.

He found the one he loved still tender and faithful. After this test nothing remained but for them to love each other all their lives; they swore to do so, and Heaven blessed their vow. 2. Gabriel Bernard, my mother's brother, fell in love with one of my father's sisters; but she consented to marry the brother only on the condition that her brother marry the sister. 12 Thus my Uncle was the husband of my aunt, and their children were doubly my first cousins. A child was born to each couple after a year; after which they had to separate again.

Until then I had known only elevated but imaginary feelings. The habit of living together in a peaceful condition united me tenderly to my cousin Bernard. In a short time I had feelings for him more affectionate than the ones I had had for my brother, and which have never been erased. He was a tall boy, very thin, very slender, as gentle in spirit as he was weak in body, and who did not abuse too much 12 Confessions the preference they had for him in the house as the son of my guardian. Our labors, our amusements, our tastes were the same; we were alone; we were the same age; each of us needed a comrade: to separate us was in a manner to annihilate us.

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