But demands for more lines were constantly arising, and the existing companies, in view of their financial position, were disinclined to undertake their construction.
At first merchants appeared disinclined to take advantage of the opportunities offered them at Shanghai.
This new quasi-monophysitism disinclined the Lutherans to make much of Christ's humanity, while the Reformed, partly from the scholarly tradition of Calvin, partly from a polemical motive, laid great emphasis on the manhood.
There arose therefore two parties in the House, one ready to trust the king, the other disinclined to put any confidence in him at all.
Though very far from being hampered by any dogmatic philosophical or religious system of the past, his mind, until near the end, found sufficient satisfaction in the Christian view of life to make it indifferent to the restless, inquiring spirit of the present, and disinclined to play with any more recent solution of life's problems. He had no sympathy with either scepticism or formal dogmatism, and no need to hazard rash guesses respecting man's destiny.