Yes, surely you are, I have erst seen that face, and heard that same flippant tongue.
The Master said, erst the cold days show how fir and cypress are last to fade.
To and fro and up and down in the house went the erst waiting-woman to my Lady Squander, carrying matters with a high hand.
The pipe that erst he fashioned is doubtless scored with rust?
Of such I saie therfore as I erst mentioned, we haue first of White hall.
Anna did not like her erst fellow-country-man, and she considered that she had good reason for her dislike.
Absinthe, erst but a point in the 'personality' he had striven so hard to build up, was solace and necessity now.
Tell me, soul-searching ray, if erst I strove To cherish, feed and guard where grew no love.
Risen eke was Hagen, / who erst unto the ground Was borne by mighty lance-thrust, / prone upon the grass.
Yes, she laughed as she sprang upon the erst forbidden window-sill, and out of pure daring sat there.