Fifth monarchy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fifth monarchy a universal monarchy, supposed to be the subject of prophecy in Daniel ii.; the four preceding monarchies being Assyrian, Persian, Grecian, and Roman. See Fifth Monarchy men, under Fifth.
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Usage

In literature:

This day many more of the Fifth Monarchy men were hanged.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1661" by Samuel Pepys
Whether, for instance, the German Anabaptists, Levellers, or Fifth Monarchy men would be tolerated on that pretence?
"The Querist" by George Berkley
This night was suppressed a bloody insurrection of some fifth-monarchy enthusiasts.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
Shaw that Joseph the Fifth Monarchy Man could show them a more excellent way.
"The History of the Fabian Society" by Edward R. Pease
The cropt fanatic, and fifth-monarchy-man, Who heareth of these visionaries now?
"The Works of Charles Lamb in Four Volumes, Volume 4" by Charles Lamb
He was an experienced soldier, and, with all his fervid notions of a Fifth Monarchy, too massive a man to stir without calculation.
"The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660" by David Masson
Further, the peculiar nomenclature of the Fifth Monarchy men, is fully paralleled in the personal names of priests and even of laymen in Japan.
"The Religions of Japan" by William Elliot Griffis
Fervent Fifth Monarchy men were willing to die rather than acknowledge any king but King Jesus who was about to come to reign.
"Humanly Speaking" by Samuel McChord Crothers
In the time of the Fifth Monarchy, the tract which has been here described was divided among three nations.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 5. (of 7): Persia" by George Rawlinson
The madness of the Fifth Monarchy men afforded them a pretence for departing from it.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
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