You know what you hold, and if 'tain't a hand to lay down, it must be a hand to raise on.
So he lay down in the coffin but no sooner was he inside when bang!
An' he said, 'Lay right down on dis yer table,' an' I lay down.
I lay down my pen here, that you may consider of it a little, if you please.
Then she lay down herself on the sofa beside her bed, sorely exhausted.