Émile

[French ey-meel]
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  • Emile, I asked your advice yesterday, and you would not give it me.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • And Emile's authority governing her child, substituted surely for hers!

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • She had so many secret reserves from Emile now that this one she could dispense with.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • Emile Artois was really lonelier than she, for he had not a child.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • But even as she did so she remembered Vere's secret, shared with Emile and not with her.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens


emile in Culture

Émile

[(ay-meel) (1762)]

A work on education by Jean Jacques Rousseau, describing how a fictional boy, Émile, should be brought up. The book had an enormous influence on education during the age of romanticism and afterward.

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