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The Century: 1888-89 - Page 15
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Famous Battles of the Nineteenth Century, Volume 4

Charles Welsh - Battles - 1904
...damn 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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Facts and Ideas: Short Studies of Life and Literature

Philip Gibbs - Conduct of life - 1905 - 324 pages
...order, but, calming himself with an effort, he turned to his captain and said, '' You know, Foley, I have only one eye. I have a right to be blind sometimes." Then with a grim smile he put his telescope to his blind eye and exclaimed, " I really do not see the...
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Famous Sayings and Their Authors: A Collection of Historical Sayings in ...

Edward Latham - Quotations - 1906 - 318 pages
...blind eye. Preceded by : " 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." (Southey, Life of Nelson, ed. 1888, p. 279). I regret nothing, but am sorry that I am about to leave...
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One Hundred Years of Conflict Between the Nations of Europe, the Causes and ...

Charles Morris - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1914 - 400 pages
...out, "Now damn me if I do!" Turning to Captain Foley, who stood near him, he said: "Foley, you know I have only one eye; I have a right to be blind sometimes." He raised his telescope, applied it to his blind eye, and said: "I really do not see the signal." On...
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A History of Sea Power

William Oliver Stevens, Allan Ferguson Westcott - HISTORY - 1920 - 458 pages
...time, continues the story as follows: "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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British History in the Nineteenth Century (1782-1901)

George Macaulay Trevelyan - Great Britain - 1922 - 445 pages
...a shrug, " Now damn me if I do I " 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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British History in the Nineteenth Century (1782-1901)

George Macaulay Trevelyan - Great Britain - 1922 - 445 pages
...a shrug, " Now damn me if I do I " 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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Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses

Don Gifford, Robert J. Seidman - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 645 pages
...his Life of Nelson (London, 1813), chapter 7, records the story of Nelson's refusal: "Nelson said, '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!'"...
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Space-Shuttle, Mayday!: Check Six

Richard Earl Hansen - Fiction - 1996 - 480 pages
...Ocean some thousand kilometers south of the Chagos Archipelago had just passed beneath the Columbia. I have only one eye, I have a right to be blind sometimes. . . I really do not see the signal. Lord Nelson, at the Battle of Copenhagen. Southey, Life of Nelson, 1813. CHAPTER 22 .Houston, Texas....
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Bartlett's Roget's Thesaurus

Reference - 2003 - 1415 pages
...would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank. — WOODY ALLEN I have only one eye; I have a right to be blind sometimes. . . I really did not see the signal. — LORD NELSON NOUNS 1 sign, symbol, signification, meaning, connotation,...
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