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Captain Sir Edward Pellew (Character)
from Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998) (TV)

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Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998) (TV)
Captain Sir Edward Pellew: Damn your impudence, sir!

Captain Sir Edward Pellew: The old adversary may wear a new face, but whatever mask he chooses to hide behind, a Frenchman is still a Frenchman and we will beat him as we always have beaten him!

Master Bowles: Exceptional shot, if I may say so sir.
Captain Sir Edward Pellew: You may, Mister Bowles. You may.

Captain Sir Edward Pellew: You have fought your duel. That is well. Never fight another. That is better.


Hornblower: Duty (2003) (TV)
Admiral Sir Edward Pellew: You see things, sir, that others do not. One thing you do not question is your loyalty to your King. One day, Hornblower, you'll fight for more than England.
Commander Horatio Hornblower: What is there more than England?
Admiral Sir Edward Pellew: [He pointedly does not answer]

Admiral Sir Edward Pellew: Bonaparte's nothing to offer Ireland but misery and bloodshed. Ha! That's why England has a right to demand Irish loyalty!
Commander Horatio Hornblower: Yes Sir, although...
Admiral Sir Edward Pellew: Huh?
Commander Horatio Hornblower: It is perhaps better to earn loyalty than to demand it.
Admiral Sir Edward Pellew: When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. When I became a man I put away childish things.
Commander Horatio Hornblower: Sir?
Admiral Sir Edward Pellew: You know Hornblower, it's very hard for a father to see his children grow up.
Commander Horatio Hornblower: I'm not sure I understand you sir.
Admiral Sir Edward Pellew: I daresay you will.


Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999) (TV)
Capt. Pellew: Yes, England, boy. A big, damp, foggy island nor-noreast of Ushant. Think you can find it?

Capt. Pellew: I hear the, uh, statuary in Florence is very fine, Your Grace. Somewhat naked, but very fine indeed.


Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (1998) (TV)
Capt. Sir Edward Pellew: Look, you have nothing to reproach yourself with. One man has died. Others may live, thanks to you.

Capt. Sir Edward Pellew: Men like Bunting choose to cast themselves adrift.


Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003) (TV)
Commander Horatio Hornblower: [Speaking of the loyalty of Irish sailors to the British Crown] It is better to earn loyalty than to demand it.
Admiral Sir Edward Pellew: When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
Commander Horatio Hornblower: Sir?
Admiral Sir Edward Pellew: Hmmm. You know, Hornbloer, it is very hard for a father to see his children grow up.
Commander Horatio Hornblower: I'm not sure I understand you, sir.
Admiral Sir Edward Pellew: I dare say, you will.


Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (2001) (TV)
[last lines]
Cmmdre. Sir Edward Pellew: I wish you... a safe voyage.
3rd Lt. Horatio Hornblower: Thank you, sir.


Hornblower: Mutiny (2001) (TV)
[last lines]
Cmmdre. Sir Edward Pellew: So you believe the Captain's behaviour was due to him falling down the hold.
3rd Lt. Horatio Hornblower: That's what seemed to push him over the edge.
Cmmdre. Sir Edward Pellew: That's an interesting choice of words, Mr. Hornblower.
[walks towards Hornblower]
Cmmdre. Sir Edward Pellew: How did the Captain come to fall?


Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999) (TV)
Captain Pellew: As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean.