du gard reports an instance in a child only three months old, and Spolinus tells of such a sweat in a child twelve years of age.
du gard's undertaking was remembered after the Commonwealth.
du gard kept his promise to say the truth: his paper is as unimpassioned as could well be a paper published "by authority."
Perhaps the prevalent rage of idealism caught du gard in his turn, or maybe he acted out of ambition or mere vulgar hope of gain.
The sudden conversion of du gard seems to have had lasting effects.