He's just suspicious about the motives of the intruder.
I wasn't ready to dwell on motives or feelings so I changed the subject.
It is not quite easy to see why he abandoned this successful policy in order to hasten on a war with Sparta, and neither the Corcyrean alliance nor the Megarian decree seems justified by the facts as known to us, though commercial motives may have played a part which we cannot now gauge.
Architectural motives even were introduced, as frames to the embroidered figures of saints, while sometimes the upper edges of the mitre were ornamented with crockets, and the horns with architectural finials.
Grindal himself was, however, inclined to be recalcitrant from different motives.