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Quotation by Shakespeare
Bernardo. It was about to speak when the cock crew.
Horatio. And then it started like a guilty thing
Upon a fearful summons.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Bernardo and Horatio, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 1, l. 147-9.
Describing the ghost of Hamlet's father; "fearful" means terrifying.
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