An' I'm thinkin', Liz,' says I, 'he'll say things no man ever said afore—t' you.'
Never seed nothin' like that afore—no, lads, not in all my life.
I hadn't been in the Bible class five minutes afore I guessed how he was carryin' on.
You see if I don't, an' afore another night goes over my head!
Now, yer r'yal 'ighness, wot can I do for you afore you goes ashore?
Not he—he's no conjuror: many's the dozen tricks I played him afore now.
For there's something waur noo, and has been for some time, than ever was there afore!
The very day afore he died, he cut that with his pocket-knife from memory!
It got 'most dinner time and he had an appetite that he hadn't had afore for months.
I got him to ask me—he'd as much as asked me afore—and then I made him sign that paper.