All Italy recognized that Savonarola's voice was arousing a storm that might shake even the power of Rome.
What was she thinking of – arousing him that way?
Far more lenient was Bonaparte's conduct towards a knot of discontented officers who, in April - May 1802, framed a clumsy plot, known as the "Plot of the Placards," for arousing the soldiery against him.
While arousing the enthusiasm of their inhabitants on behalf of France, he in private spoke contemptuously of them, mercilessly suppressed all outbreaks caused by the exactions and plundering of his army, and carefully curbed the factions which the new political life soon developed.
Meanwhile Wallenstein was again arousing the suspicions of his nominal allies.