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The Century: 1888-89 - Page 15
1889
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History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution ..., Volume 5

Sir Archibald Alison - Europe - 1860
...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 * " The fire," he said, " is too hot for Nelson to oppose ; a retreat must be made. I am aware...
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Guide to French translation

L. Contanseau - 1860
...contest, at length made* the signal for? retreat; but Nelson exclaimed: "Leave off action now! no! I have only one eye;— I have a right to be* blind sometimes." Then, putting the glass fob his blind eye, he added: "I really do not see the signal." Shortly afterwards...
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Life of ... William Pitt, Volume 3

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1862
...persevere. " Leave off action !" he cried ; " now d me if I do ! You know, Foley" — and here he turned to his Captain — "I have only one eye ; — I have a right to be blind sometimes ;" and then, putting the glass up to his blind eye, he added bitterly, " I really do not see the signal...
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School History of England

Augusta Blanche Berard - Great Britain - 1862 - 456 pages
...he exclaimed to one of his captains : " What think you, the admiral has hung out No. 39.* You know I have only one eye ; I have a right to be blind sometimes." Then putting the glass to his blind eye, he continued, " I really don't see the signal. Keep mine for...
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Vol.1,2, by lt. col. Williams History of the wars caused by the ..., Volumes 1-2

William Freke Williams - 1864
...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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The History of the British Navy: From the Earliest Period to the ..., Volume 2

Charles Duke Yonge - 1866
..." Yes, my Lord." " Mind you keep it so." Presently he turned to his Captain : " You know, Foley, 1 have only one eye. I have a right to be blind sometimes ; " and, putting his glass to his blind eye, he added, " I really don't see the signal." Admiral Graves,...
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The book of battles; or, Daring deeds by land and sea [ed. by E. Shelton and ...

Book - 1867 - 616 pages
..." he repeated, and then added, with a shrug, " Now, d me if I do! You know, Foley," added he, " as I have only one eye, I have a right to be blind sometimes. And then, with an archness peculiar to his character, putting the gloss to his blind eye, ho exclaimed,...
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Life of the Right Honourable William Pitt, Volume 3

Earl Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope - Great Britain - 1867
...! " he cried ; " now d me if I do ! You know, Foley " — and here he turned to his Captain — " 1 have only one eye ; — I have a right to be blind sometimes ; " and then, putting the glass up to his blind eye, he added bitterly, " I really do not see the signal...
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Complete course of the French language, Volume 2

François Quesnel - 1869
...of his lost arm in a manner which always indicated great emotion. ' 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 sports16 with bitterness,1'...
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The Young scholar, Volume 1

1872
...in all the excitement of action, pacing the quarter-deck. "You know, Foley," said he, speaking to a captain, " 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." Presently...
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