A Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 1

The Man Without A Country

Do you believe Nolan was really making a wish? Why did he say what he did?

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"D——n the United States! I wish I may never hear of the United States again!"

I believe this is the quote you are referring to? In my opinion, Nolan said this out of desperation. He made this wish because of the hurt he felt by what he believed was a betrayal by the country he served. I do not believe he meant it literally, I believe he was merely expressing his own outrage.

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The Man Without A Country