Biblical, Exodus xvi. 3 - the children of Israel said they wished they had died 'when they sat by the flesh-pots of Egypt' rather than embark on their long sojourn in the wilderness;
the flesh-pots of Egypt - luxuries or advantages regarded with regret or envy
From: The Quarterly Review
Oct. 1813 & Jan. 1814
Art. V. History of Dissenters, from the Revolution in 1688, to the Year 1808.
By David Bogue and James Bennett, 1812.