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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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Exercises in dictation; with hints on paraphrasing & composition

F. Peel - English language - 1874 - 126 pages
...think you, Foley? The Admiral has hung out No. 39 (the signal for discontinuing the 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 mine...
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The book of naval anecdotes

Book - 1874
..."No, never while an enemy's flag is flying." He also observed 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 Manual of General History: Being an Outline History of the World from the ...

John Jacob Anderson - World history - 1876 - 420 pages
...think you, Foley, the admiral has hung out No. 39 [the signal for discontinuing action]. You know 1 have only one eye; I have a right to be blind sometimes;' and then putting th<i glass to his blind eye, he exclaimed, ' I really don't see the signal. Keep mine...
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The life of Nelson. With illustr. by Westall

Robert Southey - 1877
...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 the glass to his blind eye, in that mood of mind which sports with bitterness,...
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A Manual of General History: Being an Outline History of the World from the ...

John Jacob Anderson - History - 1877 - 418 pages
...What 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, 4 1 really don't see the signal. Keep mine...
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The life of Nelson. Ed. by W.E. Mullins

Robert Southey - Admirals - 1878 - 230 pages
...he 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 the glass to his blind eye, in that mood of mind which sports with bitterness,...
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Short History of the Dominion of Canada, from 1500 to 1878: With the ...

Charles Richard Tuttle - Canada - 1878 - 666 pages
...the signal was reported,, but, instead of obeying it, he remarked to one of his captains, "You know I have only one eye ; I have a right to be blind sometimes." Then putting the srlass to his blind eye, he added, " I really don't see the signal. Keep mine for...
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Life of ... William Pitt, Issue 211, Volume 3

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1879
...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 1 Life of Horne Toolte, by A. Stephens, vol. ii. p....
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Worthies of the world, a series of historical and critical ..., Volume 352

Henry William Dulcken - 1880
...repeated the words " leave off action " — " No, d— n me if I do ! You know, Foley," said he to the Captain, " I have only one eye. I have a right to be blind sometimes. — D — n the signal ! hoist mine for closer battle ; that is the way I answer such signalsNail mine...
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The Life of Nelson. With Biographical Notice of the Author

Robert Southey - 1881 - 318 pages
...shoulders, he repeated the words, ' Leave off action ! Now, 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 Riou Killed. 223...
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