seducement

seducement

(sɪˈdjuːsmənt)
n
an act of seducing
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Born to inform or to correct the Pen To proffitts pleasures freedom and command Whilst We beside You but as Cyphers stand T'increase Your numbers and to swell th'account Of your delights which from our charms amount And sadly are by this distinction taught That since the Fall (by our seducement wrought) Ours is the greater losse as ours the greater fault.
Here were no Gibers, Censurers, Backbiters, Pickpockets, Highwaymen, House-breakers, Attorneys, Bawds, Buffoons, Gamesters, Politicians, Wits, Spleneticks, tedious Talkers, Controvertists, Ravishers, Murderers, Robbers, Virtuoso's; no Leaders or Followers of Party and Faction; no Encouragers to Vice, by Seducement or Examples: No Dungeon, Axes, Gibbets, Whipping-posts, or Pillories; No cheating Shopkeepers or Mechanicks: No Pride, Vanity or Affectation: No Fops, Bullies, Drunkards, strolling Whores, or Poxes: No ranting, lewd, expensive Wives: No stupid, proud Pedants: No importunate, over-bearing, quarrelsome, noisy, roaring, empty, conceited, swearing Companions: No Scoundrels raised from the Dust upon the Merit of their Vices; No Lords, Fidlers, Judges or Dancing-masters.
Sadly I feel life's many wicked seducements have now dwindled down to red wine, various cuts of beef.