Tuesday, December 16, 2014



The Cynic's Breviary: Maxims and Anecdotes from Nicolas de Chamfort. Selected and Translated by William G. Hutchinson (London: Elkin Mathews, 1902), p. 50:
Duclos was speaking one day of the paradise that everyone imagines for himself in his own way. "Here are the ingredients for yours, Duclos," said Madame de Rochefort; "Wine, bread, and cheese, and the first woman who might come on the scene."
In French:
Duclos parlait un jour du paradis, que chacun se fait à sa manière. Madame de Rochefort lui dit: «Pour vous, Duclos, voici de quoi composer le vôtre: du pain, du vin, du fromage et la première venue.»

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