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Quotation by Shakespeare
Duchess of York. Good madam, be not angry with the child.
Queen Elizabeth. Pitchers have ears.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Duchess of York and Queen Elizabeth, in Richard III, act 2, sc. 4, l. 37.
Referring to the precocious Duke of York; the proverb was usually "small pitchers have large ears."
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