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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Alter eg’o.
 
My double or counterpart. In The Corsican Brothers, the same actor performs the two brothers, the one being the alter ego of the other. (Latin, “a second I”). One who has full powers to act for another.   1
 


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