I will have it seen


Senior Member
I would like to ask if the marked part of this extract from Little Dorritt is in the future perfect, or if it is the future simple of the "have something done" form.

‘I will tell it myself! I will not hear it from your lips, and with the taint of your wickedness upon it.Since it must be seen, I will have it seen by the light I stood in.Not another word. Hear me!’

Thank you.
  • e2efour

    Senior Member
    UK English
    It means I want it to be seen.
    If you go and see a doctor, he or she may say to you: "I would like to have you seen by a specialist."

    The person who says this in Little Dorritt wants his/her actions to be judged in the light of his/her personal circumstances or moral beliefs (I don't know what situation is being referred to).
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