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From: ADRIAN GARDNER1 <>
Subject: Re: [YORKSGEN] Yorkshire Sayings
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 10:54:10 +0000 (GMT)
Apparently this saying originated as part of the Thieves Litany in use from the 16th and 17th century.It would be recited when two thieves parted ways in place of goodbye.
It makes reference to the thieves' three main occupational hazards.
*Hell - where wrongdoers were sent after death.
*Hull - the site of an infamous jail.
*Halifax - the place of a notorious gibbet.
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From: mays09139 <>
Sent: Saturday, 15 December, 2007 10:51:21 PM
Subject: [YORKSGEN] Yorkshire Sayings
" from Hull, Hell and Halifax - Good Lord Deliver us "