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 Siddons (Mrs.).Sidney (Algernon), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Side of the Angels.
 
Punch, Dec. 10, 1864, contains a cartoon of Disraeli, dressing for an Oxford bal masqué, as an angel, and underneath the cartoon are these words—   1
        “The question is, is man an ape or an angel? I am on the side of the angels.”—Disraeli’s Oxford Speech, Friday, Nov. 25 (1864).
 


 Siddons (Mrs.).Sidney (Algernon), 

 
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