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The Century: 1888-89 - Page 15
1889
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History of Europe (from 1789 to 1815).

sir Archibald Alison (1st bart.) - 1835
...and meeting Captain Foley, said, " What think you, Foley, the admiral has hung out No. 39-f You know I have only one eye ; I have a right to be blind sometimes :" and then putting the glass to his blind eye, he exclaimed, " I really don't see the signal. Keep...
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Tales of the wars; or, Naval and military chronicle

1836
...repeated the words — ' Leave off action ? Now, damn me if I do ! You know, Foley,' turning to the captain, ' I have only one eye, — I have a right to be blind sometimes:' and then, putting his glass to his blind eye, in that mood of mind which sports with bitterness, he...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 10

Englishmen - 1836
...length made the signal for retreat ; but Nelson exclaimed, " Leave off action now ! d — me if I do ! I have only one eye, — I have a right to be blind sometimes." Then, putting the glass to his blind eye, he added, " I really do not see the signal." Shortly afterwards,...
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The life of Nelson revised and illustrated, by the Old Sailor

Horatio Nelson Nelson (Viscount), Matthew Henry Barker - 1836 - 80 pages
...adding with a shrug, " Now damn me if 1 do." He then observed to Captain Foley, " You know, Foley, I have only one eye ; I have a right to be blind sometimes ;" and, with an archness peculiar to his charactert putting the glass to his blind eye, he exclaimed,...
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 10

Periodicals - 1837
...repeated the words, — " Leave off action ! No, hang me if I do! you know, Foley," turning to the captain, "I have only one eye ; I have a right to be blind sometimes. Hang the signal ! keep mine for closer battle flying ; that is the way I answer such signals ; —...
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The Naval History of Great Britain: From the Declaration of War by ..., Volume 3

William James - Great Britain - 1837
...repeated the words — ' Leave off action ? Now d — n me if I do ! You know, Foley,' turning to the Captain, ' I have only one eye, — I have a right to be blind sometimes : ' — and then putting the glass to his blind eye, in that mood of mind which sports with bitterness,...
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The naval history of Great Britain, from ... 1793, to ... 1820, with an ...

William James - 1837
...repeated the words — ' Leave off action ? Now d — n me if I do ! You know, Foley,' turning to the Captain, ' I have only one eye, — I have a right to be blind sometimes : ' — and then putting the glass to his blind eye, in that mood of mind which sports with bitterness,...
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The naval history of Great Britain, from ... 1793, to ... 1820, with an ...

William James - 1837
...the greatest naval captain of the age. " Leave off action? Now d — n me if I do! You know, Foley, I have only one eye, — I have a right to be blind 6ometimes."f On the subject of the " optional flag," in reference to the Acasta, we shall quote from...
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The life of Horatio lord viscount Nelson

1838
...shrug, ' Now d— me if I do.' He also observed (I believe, to Captain Foley,) — ' You know, Foley, I have only one eye ; I have a right to be blind sometimes.' And then, with an archness peculiar to his character, putting his glass to his blind eye, he exclaimed...
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Visit to Northern Europe: Or, Sketches Descriptive, Historical ..., Volume 1

Robert Baird - Finland - 1842
...draw off his fleet. This Nelson refused to do ; and turning to the captain of his ship, he said : " I have only one eye — I have a right to be blind sometimes :" • — and then putting the glass to his blind eye, he exclaimed, " I really do not see the signal."...
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