Ye'sterday. n.s. [ᵹıꞅꞇanꝺæᵹ, Saxon.] The day last past; the day next before to-day.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Shakes. Macbeth.
We are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow. Job viii. 9.
You are both fluid, chang'd since yesterday;
Next day repairs but ill last day's decay;
Nor are, although the river keep the name,
Yesterday's waters and to-days the same. Donne.
If yesterday could be recall'd again,
Ev'n now would I conclude my happy reign. Dryden.
Yesterday was set apart as a day of publick thanksgiving for the late extraordinary successes. Addison.
Mrs. Simper sends complaint in your yesterday's Spectator. Addison's Spectator.
Naked from the womb
We yesterday came forth; and in the tomb
Naked again we must to-morrow lie:
Born to lament, to labour, and to die. Prior.