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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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The English Illustrated Magazine

1897
...repeated. "Now, damn me if I do!" Then, turning to his Captain (Foley), he exclaimed, "You know, Foley, I have only one eye — I have a right to be blind sometimes," and putting the spyglass to his blind eye he exclaimed, " I really do not see the signal." There can...
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The Life of Nelson: The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain, Volume 2

Alfred Thayer Mahan - Admirals - 1897
...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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 162

1897
...how Nelson applied his telescope to his blind eye, observing to Captain Foley, "You know, Foley, 1 have only one eye — I have a right to be blind sometimes." But how few of us have ever reflected on the full meaning of Nelson's conduct, the assumption of tremendous...
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The English Illustrated Magazine

1897
...repeated. " Now, damn me if I do!" Then, turning to his Captain (Foley), he exclaimed, " You know, Foley, 1 have only one eye — I have a right to be blind sometimes," and putting the spyglass to his blind eye he exclaimed, " I really do not sec the signal." There can...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 166

1899
...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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The struggle for the sea

William Henry Fitchett - Europe - 1900
...Leave off action now ! d me if I do ! " Then, turning to Captain Foley, he said, "You know, Foley, I have only one eye. I have a right to be blind sometimes." Then, with his expressive face gleaming with humour, he put the glass to his blind eye and exclaimed,...
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The Life of Admiral Horatio Nelson

Robert Southey - Admirals - 1902 - 357 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 sometimes : " — and then, putting the glass to his blind eye, in that mood of mind which sports with bitterness,...
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Sea Fighters from Drake to Farragut

Jessie Peabody Frothingham - Naval biography - 1902 - 396 pages
...voice, " Now damn me if I do." Then he turned to Captain Foley and said playfully, " You know, Foley, I have only one eye. I have a right to be blind sometimes," and raising the glass to his blind eye he said, " I really do not see the signal." The signal was therefore...
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Nelson and His Captains: Sketches of Famous Seamen

William Henry Fitchett - Great Britain - 1902 - 322 pages
...fin of an agitated fish, as was the habit with him when excited. " You know, Foley," said Nelson, " I have only one eye. I have a right to be blind sometimes." Then, with a flash of grim humour, he lifted the glass to his blind eye, and protested, " I really...
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The Story of the World for Children of the British Empire, Book 4

Margaret Bertha Synge - Europe - 1903
...from the enemy? Never! 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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