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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Anon \A*non"\, adv. [OE. anoon, anon, anan, lit., in one (moment), fr. AS. on in + [=a]n one. See On and One.] 1. Straightway; at once. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it. --Matt. xiii. 20. [1913 Webster] 2. Soon; in a little while. [1913 Webster] As it shall better appear anon. --Stow. [1913 Webster] 3. At another time; then; again. [1913 Webster] Sometimes he trots, . . . anon he rears upright. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Anon right, at once; right off. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Ever and anon, now and then; frequently; often. [1913 Webster] A pouncet box, which ever and anon He gave his nose. --Shak. [1913 Webster]