Quotation by Shakespeare

Wilt thou be gone? it is not yet near day.
It was the nightingale, and not the lark,
That pierced the fearful hollow of thine ear;
Nightly she sings on yond pomegranate tree.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Juliet, in Romeo and Juliet, act 3, sc. 5, l. 1-4.

To Romeo, who is anxious to get away at daybreak; "fearful" means anxious.
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