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Bound and be damned

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 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