Some one had once called him a frondeur; he was greatly delighted with that name.
Diana dismissed it with contempt, as the shaft of a frondeur discredited by both parties.
Then suddenly he added, "Apropos, have you heard that Eugne has become one of the leaders of these frondeur madmen?"
The loss was indeed serious; for the young orator was far more than a frondeur.
By this repressive policy the frondeur spirit of the Noblesse was revived, and it has continued to exist down to the present time.