In some months of the year, however, there often chances a forenoon when affairs move onward with a livelier tread.
They spent a good deal of time, also, asleep in their accustomed corners, with their chairs tilted back against the walls; awaking, however, once or twice in the forenoon, to bore one another with the several thousandth repetition of old sea-stories and mouldy jokes, that had grown to be passwords and countersigns among them.
The afternoons and early evenings he gave to the one, the nights to the other; the forenoons and parts of the nights were devoted to sleep for the twain.
Thus, they could not understand his excessive somnolence in the forenoon, nor his excessive activity at night.
They were GOING to begin on bread; but there wasn't two of 'em that made it alike, so after arguing it all one sewing-meeting, they decided to take turns at me one forenoon
a week--in their own kitchens, you know.
In the forenoons
time supposedly was scarce and in the afternoons they had sufficient time.
If I should sell both my forenoons
and afternoons to society, as most appear to do, I am sure, that, for me, there would be nothing left worth living for," he wrote in the essay "Life Without Principle.