Commerce was at a standstill; our master passed half his time under arms, as a national guard
, in order to keep the revolutionists from revolutionizing the revolution.
He received a salary on the staff of the National Guard
, where he held a sinecure which was paid for by the city of Paris; he was government commissioner to a secret society; and filled a position of superintendence in the royal household.
The peerage without heredity; the National Guard
, which puts on the same camp-bed the corner grocer and the marquis; the abolition of the entails demanded by a bourgeois lawyer; the Catholic Church deprived of its supremacy; and all the other legislative inventions of August, 1830,--were to du Bousquier the wisest possible application of the principles of 1793.