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" He sat with his elbows on the table and his face buried in his arms. He was a well-dressed young man, with brown, curling hair. Mary Elizabeth wondered why he looked so miserable and why he sat alone. She thought, perhaps, if he weren't so happy as the... "
Lil Grey; or, Arthur Chester's courtship - Page 211
by mrs. E Beavan - 1878 - 237 pages
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The Metropolitan, Volume 35

English literature - 1842
...man was our old acquaintance, Lieutenant Lincoln. Old Ellison was sitting in his own dressing-room, with his elbows on the table, and his face buried in his hands. The silence was so deep that even the ticking of his watch seemed a powerful sound. The house was hushed...
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Miriam Sedley; or, The tares and the wheat

Rosina Doyle Bulwer- Lytton (baroness.) - 1851
...the steps, across the lawn, as fast as I could run, till I reached Mr. "Waltham's office. I found him with his elbows on the table, and his face buried in his handkerchief. Heaven forgive me ! but as I waa the bearer of good tidings, I thought I was entitled...
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Sir Gervase Grey

mrs. Gordon - 1854
...with so unsteady a hand, had been finished and closed, he ventured to approach his master, who sat with his elbows on the table, and his face buried in his hands, and enquired whether he meant to dress for dinner. "Dinner? — dress for dinner?" repeated Grey, looking...
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Deep down, a tale

Robert Michael Ballantyne - 1869
...reply, but, with a profound bow, retired hastily from her presence, went to his lodgings, and sat down with his elbows on the table, and his face buried in his large hands, the fingers of which appeared to be crushing in his forehead, as if to stifle the thoughts...
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The forest house, and Catherine's lovers, by mm. Erckmann-Chatrian, tr. by J ...

Émile Erckmann - 1871
...only just that they should hear me: the rules require them to hear me.' He had sunk down in his chair, with his elbows on the table, and his face buried in his hands. Notwithstanding his assumed confidence, he felt he was lost. Until now his only pleasure and happiness...
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Hence these tears [by J.B.L. Warren].

John Byrne Leicester Warren (3rd baron De Tabley.) - 1872
...this uncle of yours, who has summoned you ?" next enquired Lapworth, suddenly looking up, where he sat with his elbows on the table, and his face buried in his hands. " Read his letter and judge for yourself," returned Philip, producing an envelope and tossing it across...
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Argus Fairbairn

Henry Jackson - 1874
...upon him was certain ; for when Mr. Fairbairn and his sons returned, they found him sitting alone, with his elbows on the table and his face buried in his hands. " Well, my lads, it's late, and time we were all in bed," said Mr. Fairbairn. " You will come round...
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Zealandia: A Monthly Magazine of New Zealand Literature, by New ..., Volume 1

Religion - 1889
...Her father came and had his breakfast, looking more miserable than ever all the time, and then sat with his elbows on the table, and his face buried in his hands without speaking. Presently, the bedroom door, which led direct from the shop, opened and the Doctor...
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Saint Nicholas, Volume 7, Part 1

Children's periodicals - 1879
...young man when she first came in, but he had not seen her. He had not seen anything nor anybody. He sat with his elbows on the table, and his face buried in his arms. He was a well-dressed young man, with brown, curling hair. Mary Elizabeth wondered why he looked...
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Rose-Belford's Canadian Monthly and National Review, Volume 5

1880
...opened the door looked particularly sulky, and on entering the study he found the parson sitting moodily with his elbows on the table and his face buried in his hands. ' What's the matter V asked the deacon, sympathetically. ' Help to pay, and no money to pay with,'...
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