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English citations of erst

(English adverb)

  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Czar Alexander the Second, lines 11-13
    While he, — laid foully low
    With limbs red-rent, with festering brain which erst
    Willed kingly freedom
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Hope overtaken, lines 4-6
    Ah God! and but for lingering dull dismay,
    On all that road our footsteps erst had been
    Even thus commingled