Quotation by Shakespeare

O these encounterers, so glib of tongue,
That give a coasting welcome ere it comes,
And wide unclasp the tables of their thoughts
To every ticklish reader! Set them down
For sluttish spoils of opportunity
And daughters of the game.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Ulysses, in Troilus and Cressida, act 4, sc. 5, l. 58-63.

His scornful assessment of Cressida, as she arrives in the Grecian camp; "ticklish" = lustful.
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