But he'd always known those high times couldn't last forever.
The "time of the end" would last 115 years to 1914.
How long its good times will last is now unclear.
Others say this suggests the good times can't last much longer.
Then again, no one seems to expect the good times to last.
While the good times lasted, they took more than £15 million each out of their companies.
Late April seemed the likely time for the visit, which officials said would last two or three days.
He was confident that the good times would not last.
This time, however, the cuts will not last for months.
The time of the early work lasted until about 1880.