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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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Short Sayings of Great Men: With Historical and Explanatory Notes

Samuel Arthur Bent - Anecdotes - 1882 - 610 pages
...peerage or Westminster Abbey." put his blind eye to the glass, saying, " I really do not see the signal. I have only one eye : I have a right to be blind sometimes." The firing continued, and resulted in a victory. "He had won the day," says Southey, his biographer,...
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The Life of Nelson

Robert Southey - Admirals - 1883 - 280 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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The ocean wave: narratives of some of the greatest voyages, seamen [&c.].

Henry Stewart (M.A.) - 1883
...leaving off action, and, shrugging his shoulders, turned to the captain, and said : " You know, Foley, 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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The Red Dragon: The National Magazine of Wales, Volume 6, Part 1

Giuseppe Mattei, Charles Wilkins (of Merthyr-Tydfil) - Wales - 1884
...he repeated the words — ' Leave off action ? Now, dn 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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Our Great Naval Commanders

Charles Duke Yonge - Admirals - 1884 - 277 pages
...Yes, my Lord." " Mind you keep it so ; " and turning to Captain Foley, he added, " You know, Foley, I have only one eye ; I have a right to be blind sometimes ; " and, putting his glass to his blind eye, " I really do not see the signal." Riou with his frigates...
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Southey's Life of Nelson

Robert Southey - 1890 - 376 pages
...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 some10 times : " — and then, putting the glass to his blind eye, in that mood of mind which sports...
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Nelson; the Public and Private Life of Horatio, Viscount Nelson: As Told by ...

George Lathom Browne - Admirals - 1891 - 472 pages
...then added with a shrug, ' Now, damn me if I do !' He also observed, I believe, to Captain 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 glasses to his blind eye, he exclaimed,...
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Battles of the Nineteenth Century, Volume 1

Archibald Forbes - Battles - 1896 - 760 pages
...me if I do ! " Captain Foley stood near : Nelson turned towards him. " Foley," said he, " you know I have only one eye : I have a right to be blind sometimes." He levelled his telescope, and applying his blind eye, said : " I really do not see the signal." It...
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The Life of Horatio, Lord Nelson

Robert Southey - Admirals - 1896 - 356 pages
...repeated the words — Leave off action ! Now damn Death 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 Life of Nelson: The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain, Volume 2

Alfred Thayer Mahan - Admirals - 1897 - 4 pages
...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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