Page 11, restored chapter head poetry from Fireside Companion version and changed "heydey" to "heyday."
The overthrow of the empire surprised them in the heydey of their happiness.
If he moved without light he was likely to stumble, and heydey to his fifty crowns, not to say his liberty for many days to come.
Their mother, who came of an impoverished line of princes—the H——s— had died at Petersburg when her husband was in his heydey.
The popular printed magazines in America had their heydey in the muckraking period about ten years ago.
According to him, although he was still a young man, the heydey again was gone, never to return.
In the heydey of gold mining, Lariat had been quite a flourishing place, but the hand of decay was upon it at the present time.
Those two happy winters in Columbus, when I was finding opportunity and recognition, were the heydey of life for me.
late 16c., alteration of heyda (1520s), exclamation of playfulness or surprise, something like Modern English hurrah, apparently an extended form of Middle Elish interjection hey or hei (see hey). Modern sense of "stage of greatest vigor" first recorded 1751, which altered the spelling on model of day, with which this word apparently has no etymological connection.