betimes \bih-TYMZ\, adverb:
1. Early; in good time; before it is late.
2. At times; on occasion.
3. [Archaic] Soon; in a short time.
But it takes a piece of political theatre, like yesterday's release of the Iraq dossier, to get us out of bed betimes.
-- Andrew Marr, "I couldn't have a lie-in because of the Iraq dossier", Daily Telegraph, September 25, 2002