Towards the end of his reign of thirty-six years, Syria was invaded by the Hittites from the north and the people called the Khabiri from the eastern desert; some of the kinglets conspired with the invaders to overthrow the Egyptian power, while those who remained loyal sent alarming reports to their sovereign.
The title also was in those days alarming, and still more so the mystery which the author threw round the question how far such societies of pantheists actually existed.
Crippled to an alarming extent, Burgoyne retreated.
" It is probable that many Englishmen reading Mr Leonard's manifesto at the time regarded it as unduly alarming, but subsequent events proved the soundness of the views it expressed.
The result was an alarming spread of the influence and activity of the secret society of the Carbonari, which in time affected a large part of the army.