The Selective Blindness of Horatio Nelson

“Leave off action”? Well, damn me if I do! You know, Foley, I have only one eye— I have a right to be blind sometimes . . .

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[puts telescope to blind eye] I really do not see the signal!

Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, proceeding to ignore orders from Admiral Parker at the Battle of Copenhagen

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