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"all intelligent reputable men and all judges of good wine"
Jekyll hosts a dinner party to men which all belong to the professional, Victorian gentlemen society.
"the loose tongued had already their foot on the threshold"
Reference to the theme of secrecy and the idea that gossiping or light discussion was immodest.
"the expense and strain of gaiety"
The Victorian society gentleman find indulging in his own pleasures to be a great effort and slightly amiss.
"a large, well-made, smoothed faced man of fifty"
Physical description of Jekyll. Contrasting to that of Hyde.
"but every mark of capacity and kindness"
"an ignorant blatant pedant"
Jekyll describes his past friend Lanyon and how close-minded he is when in comes to science.
"The large handsome face of Dr Jekyll grew pale to the very lips and there came a blackness about his eyes."
Jekyll seems to be ashamed and does not want to discuss his evil side - Hyde.
"the moment I choose, I can be rid of Mr Hyde"
Jekyll reassuring Mr Utterson that Hyde can be easily removed - yet it is ironic that Jekyll continues to return back to Hyde as he cannot overcome his temptation.