I never saw a man I so disliked, and yet I scarce know why.
In the morning before office hours, at noon when business was plenty, and time scarce, at night under the face of the fogged city moon, by all lights and at all hours of solitude or concourse, the lawyer was to be found on his chosen post.
I have a document here in his handwriting; it is between ourselves, for I scarce know what to do about it; it is an ugly business at the best.
The clerk, besides, was a man of counsel; he would scarce read so strange a document without dropping a remark; and by that remark Mr. Utterson might shape his future course.
Twelve o’clock had scarce rung out over London, ere the knocker sounded very gently on the door.
The pleasures which I made haste to seek in my disguise were, as I have said, undignified; I would scarce use a harder term.
Guest had often been on business to the doctor’s; he knew Poole; he could scarce have failed to hear of Mr. Hyde’s familiarity about the house; he might draw conclusions: was it not as well, then, that he should see a letter which put that mystery to rights? and above all since Guest, being a great student and critic of handwriting, would consider the step natural and obliging?
Into the details of the infamy at which I thus 92) connived (for even now I can scarce grant that I committed it) I have no design of entering; I mean but to point out the warnings and the successive steps with which my chastisement approached.