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.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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