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" The next time Mr. Selwyn calls, show him up. If I am alive, I shall be delighted to see him ; and if I am dead, he will be glad to see me. "
Bentley's Miscellany - Page 295
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 55

1844
...been an old friend, had called to enquire for his health. " The next time Mr Selwyn calls," said he, " show him up; if I am alive, I shall be delighted to...and, if I am dead, he will be delighted to see me." Walpole says, after telling a story of one Arthur Moore, " I told thislhe other day to George Selwyn,...
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George Selwyn and His Contemporaries: With Memoirs and Notes, Volume 1

John Heneage Jesse - Great Britain - 1843
...intimacy with him, had called to inquire after his health. " The next time Mr. Selwyn calls," he said, " show him up : — if I am alive I shall be delighted to see him, and if I am dead he will be glad to see me." And yet this was the same individual who delighted in the first words, and in the...
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The Monthly Review

Books - 1843
...intimacy with him, had called to enquire after his health. " The next time Mr. Selwyn calls," he said, " show him up : — if I am alive I shall be delighted to see him, and if I am dead he will be glad to see me." There are but very few features or passages in Selwyn's own life that can be regarded...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 80

1844
...for this peculiarity. The best is the first Lord Holland's, who was dying. ' The next time Mr Selwyn calls, show ' him up. If I am alive, I shall be delighted to see him; and if ' I am dead, he will be glad to see me.' Lord Holland was not the only statesman of the period who could joke under such circumstances....
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THE EDINBURGH REVIEW OR CRITICAL JOURNAL FOR JULY, 1844....OCTOBER, 1844

LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMANS - 1844
...for this peculiarity. The best is the first Lord Holland's, who was dying. ' The next time Mr Selwyn calls, show " him up. If I am alive, I shall be delighted to see him; and if ' I am dead, he will be glad to see me.' Lord Holland was not the only statesman of the period who could joke under such circumstances....
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George Selwyn and His Contemporaries: With Memoirs and Notes, Volume 3

John Heneage Jesse - Politicians - 1844
...Glancing at it for a moment, he observed with a mournful pleasantry : " If Mr. Selwyn calls again, shew him up : if I am alive I shall be delighted to see him ; and if I am dead he would like to see me." Lady Holland survived her husband only twenty-three days; and only five months...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 86

George Walter Prothero - 1850
...Lord Holland, fully comprehending his feeling, is said to have remarked, '" If Mr. Selwyn calls again, show him up; if I am alive I shall be delighted to see him, and if I am dead he would like to see me.' Walter Scott thus speaks of this ' brave old house,' as Wai pole terms it :...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 86

George Walter Prothero - 1850
...Lord Holland, fully comprehending his feeling, is said to have remarked, 'If Mr. Sehvvn calls again, show him up; if I am alive I shall be delighted to see him, and if I am dead he would like to see me.' Walter Scott thus speaks of this 'brave old house,' as Wai pole terms it : —...
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Modern London; or, London as it is [by P. Cunningham]. [10 eds. Title varies].

1856
...dying lord, fully comprehending his feeling, is said to have remarked, " If Mr. Selwyn calls again, show him up ; if I am alive I shall be delighted to see him, and if I am dead he would like to see me." The lato Lord Holland called on Lord Lansdowne a little before his death, and...
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The kaleidoscope of anecdotes and aphorisms, collected by C. Sinclair

Catherine Sinclair - 1851
...Glancing at it for a moment, he observed with a mournful pleasantry : " If Mr. Selwyn calls again, shew him up ; if I am alive I shall be delighted to see him ; and if I am dead he would like to see me." — Selwyn's Memoirs, vol. iii, p. 50. The Abbe Raynal presented himself at...
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