pay the costs

References in classic literature ?
If the defendant be a man of straw, who is to pay the costs, Sir?
Not having enough money to pay the cost of such a journey, he borrowed the price of a return ticket from Sanders and arranged to stay with a friend in Washington, to save a hotel bill that he could not afford.
Unincorporated areas that want to form new cities pay the costs of incorporation, she noted.
If the sample falls below that figure, the supervisors agreed to increase the LAFCO budget by up to $350,000 to pay the cost of the full verification - for the Valley movement as well as for other looming secession movements citywide.
People who submit signatures to place an initiative on the ballot don't pay the cost of verifying the signatures, he said.