Wilkins, John, A discovery of a new world : or a discourse tending to prove, that 'tis probable there may be another Habitable World in the Moon ; with a discourse concerning the Probability of a Passage thither; unto which is added, a discourse concerning a New Planet, tending to prove, that 'tis probable our earth is one of the Planets

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That the Moon may be a World.
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            Thus likewiſe St. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Auſtin, who cenſures that
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            Relation of the Antipodes to be an incredible
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            Fable; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and with him agrees the Eloquent
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            Lactantius, Quid illi qui eſſe contrarios veſtigiis
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            noſtris Antipodes putant? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">num aliquid loquuntur?
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            aut eſt quiſpiam tam ineptus qui credat eſſe homi-
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            nes, quorum veſtigia ſunt ſuperiora quâm capita?
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">aut ibi quæ apud nos jacent inverſa pendere? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">fru-
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            ges & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">arbores deorſum verſus creſcere, pluvias & </s>
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            nives, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">grandinem ſurſum verſus cadere in ter-
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            ram? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">& </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">miratur aliquis hortos penſiles inter ſep-
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            tem mira narrari, quum Pbiloſophi, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">agros & </s>
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            maria, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">urbes & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">montes penſiles ſaciunt, &</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">c. </s>
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            ‘What (ſaith he) are they that think there are
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            ‘Antipodes, ſuch as walk with their Feet
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            ‘againſt ours? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">do they ſpeak any likelyhood? </s>
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            ‘or is there any one ſo fooliſh as to believe
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            ‘that there are Men whoſe Heels are higher
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            ‘than their Heads? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">that things which with us
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            ‘do lye on the ground, do hang there? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">that
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            ‘the Plants and Trees grow downwards? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">that
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            ‘the Hail, and Rain, and Snow fall upwards
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            ‘to the Earth? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and do we admire the hanging
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            ‘Orchards amongſt the ſeven Wonders, where-
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            ‘as here the Philoſophers have made the Field
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            ‘and Seas, the Cities and Mountains hanging? </s>
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            What ſhall we think (ſaith he in Plutarch) that
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            Men do cling to that place like Worms, or
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            hang by the Claws as Cats? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Or if we ſup-
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            poſe a Man a little beyond the Center to be
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            digging with a Spade; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">is it likely (as it muſt
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            be according to this Opinion) that the Earth
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            which he looſened, ſhould of it ſelf aſcend up-
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            wards? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">or elſe ſuppoſe two Men with their
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            middles about the Center, the Feet of the one</s>
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