You mean that you do not understand the nature of this payment which to the best men is the great inducement
"I do not often walk this way now," said Emma, as they proceeded, "but then there will be an inducement
, and I shall gradually get intimately acquainted with all the hedges, gates, pools and pollards of this part of Highbury."
I will only say farther that from what passed that evening my opinion of all parties was confirmed, and every inducement
heightened which could have led me before to preserve my friend from what I esteemed a most unhappy connection.
'If you would furnish him with an additional inducement
to forgive you, let there be an irreconcilable breach, a most deadly quarrel, between you and me--let there be a pretense of such a thing, I mean, of course--and he'll do fast enough.
And there be who say that man is not single in this, but the beasts have the like evil inducement
Harris a week or two after George had been taken away, when, as he hoped, the heat of the occasion had passed away, and tried every possible inducement
to lead him to restore him to his former employment.
He found, also, a few beaver skins in their camp, for which he paid liberally, as an inducement
to them to hunt for more; informing them that some of his party intended to live among the mountains, and trade with the native hunters for their peltries.
The strongest objection was that which would have formerly been an inducement
to her, namely, the frequent meeting with young Jones, whom she had determined to avoid; but as the end of the hunting season now approached, she hoped, by a short absence with her aunt, to reason herself entirely out of her unfortunate passion; and had not any doubt of being able to meet him in the field the subsequent season without the least danger.
Should we for this purpose be induced to retrace our steps, we should run no small chance of encountering the natives, who in that case, if they did nothing worse to us, would be certain to convey us back to the ship for the sake of the reward in calico and trinkets, which we had no doubt our skipper would hold out to them as an inducement
to our capture.
"With you, it is not, How is such a one likely to be influenced, What is the inducement
most likely to act upon such a person's feelings, age, situation, and probable habits of life considered -- but, How should I be influenced, What would be my inducement
in acting so and so?"
A fourth and still more important consideration is, that as almost every State will, on one side or other, be a frontier, and will thus find, in regard to its safety, an inducement
to make some sacrifices for the sake of the general protection; so the States which lie at the greatest distance from the heart of the Union, and which, of course, may partake least of the ordinary circulation of its benefits, will be at the same time immediately contiguous to foreign nations, and will consequently stand, on particular occasions, in greatest need of its strength and resources.
He acknowledged no such inducement
, and his sister ought to have given him credit for better feelings than her own.