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 Sick as a Horse.Side of the Angels. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Siddons (Mrs.).
Sidney Smith says it was never without awe that he saw this tragedy queen stab the potatoes; and Sir Walter Scott tells us, while she was dining at Ashestiel, he heard her declaim to the footman, “You’ve brought me water, boy! I asked for beer.”   1

 Sick as a Horse.Side of the Angels. 


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