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 Lance of the Ladies.Lancelot or Launcelot Gobbo. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lan’celot (Sir).
 
“The chief of knights” and “darling of the court.” Elaine, the lily of Astolat, fell in love with him, but he returned not her love, and she died. (See ELAINE.) (Tennyson: Idylls of the King; Elaine.)   1
 


 Lance of the Ladies.Lancelot or Launcelot Gobbo. 

 
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