The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places. The part allotted to me and measured off by a measuring line. (Palms xvi. 6.)
My lord, having just returned from Paris, (2) stay away from the house to-night and give me the pleasure of your company. (4) for God and man have concurred to punish those who pay not regard to their health, and (6) the wickedness of the time adds greatly to its wear and tear.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894