Foscarini, Paolo Antonio, An epistle to fantoni, 1661

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The fifth Claſſis, is of thoſe Authorities which alwayes op-

poſe Heaven to the Earth, and ſo again the Earth to Heaven; as
if there were the ſame relation betwixt them, with that of the
Centre to the Circumference, and of the Circumference to the
Centre.
But if the Earth were in Heaven, it ſhould be on one
ſide thereof, and would not ſtand in the Middle, and conſequent-
ly there would be no ſuch relation betwixt them; which never-
theleſs do, not only in Sacred Writ, but even in Common Speech,
ever and every where anſwer to each other with a mutual Oppo-
fition.
Whence that of Geneſ. 1. In the beginning God created
the Heaven and the Earth: and Pſal. 115. The Heaven, even
the Heavens are the Lords; but the Earth hath he given to the
Children of men: and our Saviour in that Prayer which he pre-
ſcribeth to us, Matth. 6. Thy will be done in Earth, as it is in
Heaven: and S. Paul, 1 Corinth. 15. The firſt man is of the
Earth, earthy; the ſecond man is of Heaven, heavenly: and
Coloſſ. 1. By him were all things created that are in Heaven, and
that are in Earth: and again, Having made peace through the
Blood of his Croſſe for all things, whether they be things in Earth
or things in Heaven: and Chap. 3. Set your affections on things
above, not on things on the Earth; with innumerable other ſuch
like places.
Since therefore theſe two Bodies are alwayes mu-
tually oppoſed to each other, and Heaven, without all doubt,
referreth to the Circumference, it muſt of neceſſity follow, that
the Earth is to be adjudged the place of the Centre.

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