From The Proceedings Of The Old Bailey, 29 April, 1747

Q. to Joshua Ellis . What have you to say against the Prisoner at the Bar?

Ellis. On the 24th of March last, in the Evening, I was coming from Leaden-hall , this Man, the Prisoner, was behind me, and I felt his Hand in my Pocket; immediately I turned round and said, You Rogue, you have picked my Pocket.

Exactly 231 years before I was born, to the day, a man with my name had his pocket picked whilst coming from Leadenhall Market.

I find that neat.

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  1. And the defendant? One Oliver Twist, no doubt.

  2. If you’re walking past casinos and someone tries to lift your wallet, be sure and say “You Rogue, you have picked my Pocket!”

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