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 Launcelet.Launfal (Sir). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Launched into Eternity.
Hanged.   1
        “He ate several oranges on his passage, inquired if his lordship was ready, and then, as old Rowe used to say, ‘was launched into eternity.’—Gilly Williams to Lord Harrington. (This man was his lordship’s servant, hanged for robbery.)

 Launcelet.Launfal (Sir). 

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