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 Dole,Dole-fish. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dole,
 
a portion allotted, is the Anglo-Saxon dál, a portion.
       
“Heaven has in store a precious dole.”
   1
       
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.”
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Damon and Pythias, i. 177.
 


 Dole,Dole-fish. 

 
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