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The Century: 1888-89 - Page 15
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The Military 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Military Leaders of All Time

Michael Lee Lanning - History - 2002 - 384 pages
...Nelson to withdraw. Nelson placed his telescope to his sightless eye and remarked to a subordinate, "I have only one eye — I have a right to be blind sometimes." He continued the fight. At day's end, Nelson stood victorious, and instead of a reprimand for not following...
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The Nelson Encyclopedia

Colin White - History - 2002 - 288 pages
...to Captain Thomas Foley, commanding the Elephant, who was also at his side, he said, 'You know Foley I have only one eye - I have a right to be blind sometimes!' Then he put a telescope to his blind right eye and said, 'I really do not see the signal! Damn the...
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Horatio Lord Nelson

Brian Lavery - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 144 pages
...required. Seven bomb vessels would anchor in shallow water between the ships of the line 'You know Foley, I have only one eye I have a right to be blind sometimes In his most famous, if misunderstoo gesture, he put his telescope to his blind eye and said 'I really...
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Nelson: Love & Fame

Edgar Vincent - History - 2003 - 640 pages
...with a shrug, 'Now damn 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 the glass to his blind eye, he exclaimed,...
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Augusto Augurio: Rerum Humanarum Et Divinarum Commentationes in Honorem ...

C. F. Konrad, Christoph F. Konrad - History - 2004 - 203 pages
...(referring to Nelson's quip to his flag captain during the battle of Copenhagen: "You know, Foley, I have only one eye — I have a right to be blind sometimes; ... I really do not see the signal!"). comes upon the unusual Virgilian phrase perpetui bovis. Like nature, the schoolmaster abhors a vacuum,...
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General Quiz

T.R.R. Iyengar - 2004
...anyhow I can't help it. 22. And smale fowles maken melodye. That slepen at the night with open eye. 23. I have only one eye -I have a right to be blind sometimes. I really do not see the signal. 24. He (Mr. Gladstone) speaks to me as if I was a public meeting. ART AND MUSIC 1. Where can one see...
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The Illustrated Companion to Nelson's Navy

Nicholas Blake, Richard Lawrence - History - 2005 - 207 pages
...Parker signalled to Nelson 'discontinue the action ': Nelson said to his flag-captain, 'You know, Foley, I have only one eye — I have a right to be blind sometimes. ' Putting the glass to his blind eye: 'I really do not see the signal. ' From a nineteenth-century...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...(II.ii.174): 'And either victory, or else a grave.'" 4 [Remark at the Battle of Copenhagen, 2 Apr. 1801:] Bible 1)o 9 As I learn from you, I guess you learn from me— although you're older— and white Quoted in Robert Southey, Life of Nelson (1813). These words, uttered while placing his long glass...
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Testing American Sea Power: U.S. Navy Strategic Exercises, 1923-1940

Craig C. Felker - Sea-power - 2006 - 193 pages
...landing on the Corsican town of Calvi in 1 794) and replied to his flag captain, "You know, Foley, I have only one eye. I have a right to be blind, sometimes. I do not see the signal." Mahan's interpretation of events is instructive. He judged the attack on Copenhagen...
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The Struggle for Sea Power, Book IV of the Story of the World

History - 2013 - 248 pages
...from the enemy ? Never I Never ! " Then turning to one of his officers, he said bitterly, " You know I have only one eye, I have a right to be blind sometimes." With these words he put the telescope to his blind eye, exclaiming with some humour, " I really do...
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