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
That night of the fifth of October was the real end of monarchy in France.
"Behind the Beyond" by Stephen Leacock
Fifth, it is to fill the world and thus become a universal kingdom and monarchy.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
Later he belonged to the sect of Fifth Monarchy men.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
From this time a new period may be reckoned in history; a fifth monarchy can be added to the glorious roll of splendid empires.
"Niels Klim's journey under the ground" by Baron Ludvig Holberg
A proclamation made against Fifth Monarchy men was so enforced as to affect Quakers.
"William Penn" by George Hodges
Mr. Wingate, when the information was first brought to him, supposed that he had fallen on a nest of Fifth Monarchy men.
"Bunyan" by James Anthony Froude
A band of wild and crazy enthusiasts, denominated Fifth Monarchy men, troubled the peace of the city in the beginning of the following year.
"London in Modern Times" by Unknown
There used to be the Puritans, the Fifth Monarchy men, the Arians, and many another heresy.
"The Hearts of Men" by H. Fielding
This night was suppressed a bloody insurrection of some FIFTH-MONARCHY ENTHUSIASTS.
"The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Evelyn
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