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Quote #4

Hosts loved to detain the dry lawyer, when the light-hearted and loose-tongued had already their foot on the threshold; they liked to sit a while in his unobtrusive company, practising for solitude, sobering their minds in the man's rich silence after the expense and strain of gaiety. (3.1)

Mr. Utterson’s presence acts as a damper on excitement and fun; he recalls people to Victorian standards.

Quote #5

A great curiosity came on the trustee, to disregard the prohibition and dive at once to the bottom of these mysteries; but professional honour and faith to his dead friend were stringent obligations; and the packet slept in the inmost corner of his private safe. (6.12)

Mr. Utterson represses great curiosity in the names of professionalism and friendship.

Quote #6

"I beg your pardon, Dr. Lanyon," he replied civilly enough. "What you say is very well founded; and my impatience has shown its heels to my politeness. I come here at the instance of your colleague, Dr. Henry Jekyll, on a piece of business of some moment; and I understood ..." He paused and put his hand to his throat, and I could see, in spite of his collected manner, that he was wrestling against the approaches of the hysteria –"I understood, a drawer ..." (9.20)

Mr. Hyde is capable of repressing his emotions and impatience in order to achieve his objectives.

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