Posted by Smokey Stover on March 29, 2006
In Reply to: Bound and be damned posted by m. Watts on March 29, 2006
: What is the origin of the phrase "bound and be damned".
I googled just "and be damned," pretty much knowing what I would get. And I did.
From quotationspage.com I got: "Publish and be damned!
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, Attributed; when the courtesan Harriette Wilson threatened to publish her memoirs and his letters." SS