Quotation by Shakespeare

Be not easily won to our requests;
Play the maid's part: still answer nay, and take it.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Buckingham, in Richard III, act 3, sc. 7, l. 51.

Advising Richard on how to behave when he is offered the crown; it was proverbial that maids said no when they meant yes.
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