Pride and Prejudice Volume 1, Chapter 19
The day after the ball, Mr. Collins proposes to Elizabeth, much to her dismay. His long-winded proposal outlines the practical reasons for their marriage and ends with the assumption that she will accept his hand. When Elizabeth refuses, he thinks that she's being coy, so he dismisses her answer. She says no again, but he still doesn't believe her because such a marriage would be, from his point of view, all to her advantage since she's not rich and may never get another proposal. Elizabeth decides that if Collins keeps pushing his proposal, she'll get her father to refuse him so that Collins will get the hint.