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" I have only one eye — I have a right to be blind sometimes... "
The Century: 1888-89 - Page 15
1889
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Select English poetry, with notes by E. Hughes

Edward Hughes - 1851
...think you, Foley ? the Admiral has hung out No. 39 (the signal for discontinuing action). 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 do not see the signal ; keep...
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Pen and Pencil, Volume 1

1853
...shoulders, he repeated the words, "I^eave off action? Now, me if I do! You know, Foley," turning to his own 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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Life of Lord Viscount Nelson, K.B.

Joseph ALLEN (of Greenwich Hospital.) - 1853 - 247 pages
...shrug, ' Now damn me if I do !' He then 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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A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen, Volume 6

George Godfrey Cunningham - Great Britain - 1853
...length made the signal for retreat ; but Nelson exclaimed, " Leave off action now 1 d — me if I do II 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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History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in M.DCC ...

Sir Archibald Alison - Europe - 1854
...if shame it should be deemed."— SO‹THEY, ii. 125. t Tb с signal for discontinuing action. 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 mine...
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England's battles by sea and land, from the commencement of the French ...

William Freke Williams - 1854
...39." Then, shrugging his shoulders, he said, "Leave off action?" "damn me if I do! You know, Foley, as 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, he...
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History of the Wars of the French Revolution ...: Comprehending ..., Volume 1

Edward Baines - France - 1855
...he repeated, and then added with a shrug, " Now, damn me if I do.* You know, Foley," added he, "ai 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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Select specimens of English poetry

Edward Hughes - 1856
...think you, Foley ? the Admiral has hung out No. 39 (the signal for discontinuing action). 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 do not see the signal ; keep...
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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume 37

Literature - 1889
...when the English fleet took up its position and commenced the action, the firing of the Danish guns was so incessant — unslackened even after three...results, of all those he had gone through. Apl. 4th, 1 80 1. MY DEAR TROUBRIDGE : The job is done, and the State of Denmark is convinced we can fight a...
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The naval history of Great Britain, from ... 1793, to ... 1820 ..., Volume 3

William James - 1859
...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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