Profession of Faith of a Savoyard Vicar, by Jean Jacques Rousseau
A "Back to Nature" movement in the seventeenth century was headed by Rousseau, who believed that civilization was degrading. To save money for his work, he entrusted each of his children to the tender mercies of a foundling house. (Volume 34, Harvard Classics)
Jean Jacques Rousseau born June 2, 1712.