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  • And my husband, Zenji, who has always been there through the hellish ups and downs of my health challenges and by being there has made all the difference.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Their talk about a ridiculous falling-out two days ago at my Lord of Oxford's house, at an entertainment of his, there being there my Lord of Albemarle, Lynsey, two of the Porters, my Lord Bellasses, and others, where there were high words and some blows, and pulling off of perriwiggs; till my Lord Monk took away some of their swords, and sent for some soldiers to guard the house till the fray was ended.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, May/Jun 1663

  • So home at noon to dinner, where I find Mr. Pierce and his wife but I was forced to shew very little pleasure in her being there because of my vow to my wife; and therefore was glad of a very bad occasion for my being really troubled, which is, at W. Hewer's losing of a tally of L1000, which I sent him this day to receive of the Commissioners of Excise.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys, November 1668

  • (Mr. Hunt newly come out of the country being there also come to see us) to Mr. Hales, the paynter's, having set down Mr. Hunt by the way.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Jan/Feb 1665/66

  • And to my sister and fellow author, Julie Reece Deaver, for being there throughout it all. —

    The Coffin Dancer

  • Up, and while I was dressing myself, my brother Tom being there I did chide him for his folly in abusing himself about the match, for I perceive he do endeavour all he can to get her, and she and her friends to have more than her portion deserves, which now from 6 or L700 is come to L450.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Sep/Oct 1662

  • Greggs therefore kept a secret of the time he spent in the newt pavilion, and was there after all the other people had left, and as he was a widower nobody was curious about his being there by himself.

    The War with the Newts

  • A chorus line of Mexican Madonna daughters knelt in front of their mothers wearing fierce, take-no-shit smiles, except Aurora, who resented being there and resented kneeling in front of me.

    The Madonnas of Echo Park

  • Thence home, and with my father took a melancholy walk to Portholme, seeing the country-maids milking their cows there, they being there now at grass, and to see with what mirth they come all home together in pomp with their milk, and sometimes they have musique go before them.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Sep/Oct 1662

  • Joana da Fonte, the Marquesa das Minas, had no particular business in Lisbon apart from the opportunity being there gave her to become acquainted with Captain Robert Blake more at her leisure than would have been the case if she had stayed at Viseu until he came.

    Beyond the Sunrise


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