Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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Mr. Hyde had numbered few familiars –even the master of the servant maid had only seen him twice; his family could nowhere be traced; he had never been photographed; and the few who could describe him differed widely, as common observers will. Only on one point were they agreed; and that was the haunting sense of unexpressed deformity with which the fugitive impressed his beholders. (4.18)
Nearly every character finds it difficult to properly describe Mr. Hyde; he is not exactly human, they all say.
"I never saw a man so distressed as you were by my will; unless it were that hide-bound pedant, Lanyon, at what he called my scientific heresies. O, I know he's a good fellow –you needn't frown –an excellent fellow, and I always mean to see more of him; but a hide-bound pedant for all that; an ignorant, blatant pedant. I was never more disappointed in any man than Lanyon." (3.3)
Science is a serious matter for the gentlemen in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
"Well, sir," he said, "here we are, and God grant there be nothing wrong."
"Amen, Poole," said the lawyer. (8.15)
As in many other places in the text, God is invoked in a plea.