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{{quote|A fellow of a good Name, but poor Condition, and worse Quality, was Convicted for laying an [[Embargo]] on a man whom he met on the Road, by bidding him Stand and Deliver, but to little purpose; for the Traveller had no more Money than a [[Order of Friars Minor Capuchin|Capuchin]], but told him, all the treasure he had was a pound of Tobacco, which he civilly surrendered.|''The Proceedings of the Old Bailey'', 25 April 1677|<ref>[http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/html_units/1670s/t16770425-1.html ''The Proceedings of the Old Bailey'': fellow, theft with violence : highway robbery, 25th April, 1677.]</ref>}}
 
{{quote|A fellow of a good Name, but poor Condition, and worse Quality, was Convicted for laying an [[Embargo]] on a man whom he met on the Road, by bidding him Stand and Deliver, but to little purpose; for the Traveller had no more Money than a [[Order of Friars Minor Capuchin|Capuchin]], but told him, all the treasure he had was a pound of Tobacco, which he civilly surrendered.|''The Proceedings of the Old Bailey'', 25 April 1677|<ref>[http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/html_units/1670s/t16770425-1.html ''The Proceedings of the Old Bailey'': fellow, theft with violence : highway robbery, 25th April, 1677.]</ref>}}
   
The phrase "[[Your Money or Your Life (disambiguation)|Your money or your life]]" is mentioned in [[trial reports]] from the mid-18th century:
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The phrase "[[Your Money or Your Life (disambiguation)|Your money or your life]]" is mentioned in [[trial reports]] from the mid-18th century: highway mens favorite food is pasties
   
 
{{quote|Evidence of John Mawson: "As I was coming home, in company with Mr. Andrews, within two fields of the new road that is by the [[gate-house]] of [[Baron Baltimore|Lord Baltimore]], we were met by two men; they attacked us both: the man who attacked me I have never seen since. He clapped a [[bayonet]] to my breast, and said, with an oath, Your money, or your life! He had on a soldier's [[waistcoat]] and [[breeches]]. I put the bayonet aside, and gave him my silver, about three or four [[shillings]]."|''The Proceedings of the Old Bailey'', 12 September 1781|<ref>[http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/html_units/1780s/t17810912-37.html ''The Proceedings of the Old Bailey'' born in 1706: JOHN BUCKLEY, THOMAS SHENTON, theft with violence : highway robbery, 12th September, 1782.]</ref>}}
 
{{quote|Evidence of John Mawson: "As I was coming home, in company with Mr. Andrews, within two fields of the new road that is by the [[gate-house]] of [[Baron Baltimore|Lord Baltimore]], we were met by two men; they attacked us both: the man who attacked me I have never seen since. He clapped a [[bayonet]] to my breast, and said, with an oath, Your money, or your life! He had on a soldier's [[waistcoat]] and [[breeches]]. I put the bayonet aside, and gave him my silver, about three or four [[shillings]]."|''The Proceedings of the Old Bailey'', 12 September 1781|<ref>[http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/html_units/1780s/t17810912-37.html ''The Proceedings of the Old Bailey'' born in 1706: JOHN BUCKLEY, THOMAS SHENTON, theft with violence : highway robbery, 12th September, 1782.]</ref>}}
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