From Hell, Hull, and Halifax may the Good Lord deliver us!

Part of the Thieves' Litany. In use from the sixteenth to the seventeenth century, it would be recited when two thieves parted ways, in place of goodbye.

It makes reference to the thieves' three main occupational hazards.

With the reformation of the prison system and the abolition of the death penalty in Great Britain, this phrase has become obsolete. Only one of the featured hazards remains fully operational, and the existence of that is highly debatable.

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