Muggletonians, a sect founded by Lodowick Muggleton, London. When about 40 years old he began to have visions and to hear "voices," and asserted that he and John Reeve, another tailor, were the two witnesses mentioned in the Revelation (xi: 3). "The Divine Looking Glass" was published in 1656 as an exposition of their teachings.
Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.
Mug`gle*to"ni*an (?), n. Eccl. Hist.
One of an extinct sect, named after Ludovic Muggleton, an English journeyman tailor, who (about 1657) claimed to be inspired.
© Webster 1913.
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