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" You know, Foley, I have only one eye — I have a right to be blind sometimes... "
A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen - Page 454
by George Godfrey Cunningham - 1853
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The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Volume 2

1810
...exclaimed he with a shrug; "m>Ta damn me if I do; then said he to captain Folcy — " 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 spy-glass to his blind eye, he exclaimed,...
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Select Reviews of Literature, and Spirit of the Foreign Magazines, Volume 4

Enos Bronson - 1810
...the words —leave off action ! « No damn 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. Damn the signal ! hoist mine for closer battle; that is the way I answer such signals. Nail mine to...
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The Life of Nelson, Volume 2

Robert Southey - 1813
...— « Leave offaetion ? « 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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Analectic Magazine: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography ..., Volume 2

1813
...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 Iris blind eye, in that mood of mind which sports with bitterness,...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 1

1814
...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 eve, in that mood of mind which sports with bitternoss,...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent Divines ...

Francis Wrangham - 1816
...The signal-lieutenant meeting him at the next turn, * " 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 signals. Nail mine to...
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History of the French revolution, and of the wars resulting from that ...

John James M'Gregor - 1821
...Captain Foley that the signal was made to leave off action, "You know, Foley," replied the hero, " 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 <lo not see the signal. Keep...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., Volume 3

1826
...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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The Life of Nelson

Robert Southey - 1830 - 309 pages
...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 Georgian Era: Military and naval commanders. Judges and barristers ...

1833 - 588 pages
...be acknowledged ; but exclaimed, " Leave off action now ! d — me if 1 do! I have only one eve, — I have a right to be blind sometimes." Then, putting...Shortly afterwards, he vociferated, " D — the signal ! — keep mine for closer battle flying! — That's the way I answer such signals. Nail mine to the...
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