Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Dole,

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
a portion allotted, is the Anglo-Saxon dál, a portion.
“Heaven has in store a precious dole.”
Keble: Christian Year (4th Sunday after Trinity).
   Happy man be his dole. May his share or lot be that of a happy or fortunate man.
“Wherein, happy man be his dole, 1 trust that I
Shall not speed worst, and that very quickly.”
Damon and Pythias, i. 177.


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