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Launched into Eternity

Hanged.

“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.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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