A follower of one Lodovic Muggleton, a journeyman tailor, who,
about 1651, set up for a prophet. He was sentenced to stand in the
pillory, and was fined 500.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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