The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed.
Chipmunks at Home – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor & Ink
I know! Brown? This little chipmunk house must not be in Bethville!
I painted this from a photo by Sharrm at WetCanvas.
Chamfort was born Sébastien-Roch Nicolas, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme on April 6th,1741, according to a baptismal certificate from Saint-Genès parish in Clermont-Ferrand, to a grocer named Nicolas. On June 22nd, a second birth certificate gives him the name « Sébastien Roch » from «unknown parents ». A journey to Paris resulted in the boy’s obtaining a bursary at the Collège des Grassins (a secondary school). He worked hard, although one of his most contemptuous epigrams reads: Ce que j’ai appris je ne le sais plus; le peu que je sais encore, je l’ai deviné (“What I learned I no longer know; the little I still know, I guessed”). When the principal of the College promised Chamfort a benefice, he replied that he could not accept because he preferred honour to honours, j’aime l’honneur et non les honneurs. About this time he assumed the name of Chamfort. More…