a previous time
formerly; Once, once upon a time; Once, once; Back then, back
when; Before, before; Once before?; In the past, in the
8 times a year
even mead, that erst
brought sweetly forth
freckled cowslip, burnet, and green clover,
the scythe, all uncorrected, rank.
by idleness, and nothing teems
hateful docks, rough thistles, kecksies, burrs,
both beauty and utility.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616). Burgundy, in Henry V, act
5, sc. 2, l. 48-53.