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The Young Oxford History of Britain & Ireland

Mike Corbishley - Great Britain - 1998 - 416 pages
...He had deliberately ignored a signal to withdraw, by putting his telescope to his blind eye saying, 'I have only one eye. I have a right to be blind sometimes. I really do not see the signal.' By 180a both enemies needed a breathing space, although they knew the war was not over. They signed...
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Injury Prevention: An International Perspective Epidemiology, Surveillance ...

Peter Barss, Head of Health Intelligence and Territorial Epidemiologist for the Canadian Arctic Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology Peter Barss, Smith Baker Mohan Barss, Gordon S. Smith, Associate Professor of Public Health Gordon S Smith, Dinesh Mohan, Susan P. Baker, State Bank of India Professor Dinesh Mohan, Susan Baker - Medical - 1998 - 375 pages
...the heading for this topic denotes the nature of the injury, rather than a specific external cause. I have only one eye, I have a right to be blind sometimes . . . I really do not see the signal. — Horatio Nelson, At the battle of Copenhagen, 1801, in Life of Nelson Importance of Eye Injuries...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...and ... you must hate a Frenchman as you hate the devil. 8121 8136 (putting telescope to his blind who Something must be left to chance; nothing is sure in a sea fight beyond all others. 8138 (when asked...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - Reference - 1999 - 1136 pages
...battle of the Nile, 1 79 Robert Southey Life of Nelson (1813) ch. 5 15 I have only one eye, — 1 have a right to be blind sometimes ... I really do not see the signal! dl the battle of Copenhagen, i8ot Robert Southey Life of Nelson ( 1 81 3) ch. 7 16 In honour I gained...
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The Hutchinson Illustrated Encyclopedia of British History

Simon Hall - History - 1999 - 384 pages
...rear. Charles escaped from the field. but his army was destroyed. 235 236 / have only one eye. - 1 have a right to be blind sometimes;... I really do not see the signalI HORATlO NELSON at the battle of Copenhagen. 1801 workers but excluded domestic servants. agricultural...
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Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes

Andre Bernard, Clifton Fadiman - Reference - 2000 - 800 pages
...as they went out to their various stations. around him insisted it was there, he merely reiterated, "I have only one eye — I have a right to be blind sometimes — I really do not see the signal!" 5 Sir William Hamilton, husband of Nelson's Emma, behaved with perfect generosity toward his wife's...
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Warships of the World to 1900

Lincoln P. Paine - History - 2000 - 266 pages
...Nelson reportedly erupted: "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, he...
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The Eye Book: Eyes and Eye Problems Explained

Ian Grierson - Health & Fitness - 2000 - 212 pages
...commander-in-chief had had enough and signalled retreat, but when the signal was reported to Nelson, he said, 'I have only one eye — I have a right to be blind sometimes.' Then he put his telescope up to the blind right eye and said, 'I really do not see the signal!' Nelson's...
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A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion to the Complete Seafaring Tales of ...

Dean King, John B. Hattendorf, J. Worth Estes - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 501 pages
...and Parker's signal to retreat — which prompted Nelson to utter his famous line, "You know, Foley, I have only one eye, I have a right to be blind sometimes" — Nelson carried on and won the day. In 1807, the British defeated forces at Copenhagen again, capturing...
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The Naval History of Great Britain: 1811-1827

William James - History - 2002 - 568 pages
...the greatest naval captain of the age. "Leave off action? Now d — n me if I do! You know, Foley, I have only one eye, - I have a right to be blind sometimes. "f On the subject of the "optional flag," in reference to the Acasta, we shall quote from a contemporary:...
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