What does the word Erelong mean?

Usage examples for Erelong

  1. So perished, too, erelong, My own sweet hope; So too, unto my years Did Fate their youth deny. – The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi by Giacomo Leopardi
  2. An outcry for the change of a disastrous policy swelled rapidly in the manufacturing and trading towns; and erelong the battle of the colonists was being fought by allies upon English soil, who were stimulated by the potent impulse of self- preservation. – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  3. Erelong, there was the dragon! – Folk Tales Every Child Should Know by Various