It was spring, in a way, but not the spring of yester-year, with its songs and laughter and high hopes.
And parting waiteth for us there,” Said he, “As it was yester-year.
Indeed, it would appear so; and where are the laurels of yester-year?
Yester-year perhaps, for a sorrow clings about it; it conveys a sense of autumn, of "the long decline of roses."
Shrine and Tabard, Chapels and Inns by the way, all have gone with the pilgrims of yester-year.
It will be observed that there are shops—or things in the specious and illusory shape of shops—in this town of Yester-year.
The life of the last ten years which we knew and loved so well, has vanished like the snows of yester-year.
No Irish Member could afford to be off on this scene, so one after another they trotted out their speeches of yester-year.
He that by absence missed his share of yester-year shall now receive that too.
Rossetti's "Yester-year" moreover, is an absurd and affected neologism; "Antan" is an excellent and living French word.