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.
that ſhines upon them, muſt ſeem as Bright to
thoſe in the Moon, as if the beams were Im-
mediately Reflected from our Earth.
2. When theſe Clouds that are Interpoſed,
are of any large Extention or great Opacity,
as it is in extraordinary laſting and great Rains,
then there muſt be ſome diſcernable alterati-
ons in the Light of our Earth;
But yet this
does not make it to differ from the Moon;
ſince it is ſo alſo with that Planet, as is ſhew-
ed in the latter part of the next Chapter.


That’tis probable there may be ſuch Meteors belong-
# ing to that World in the Moon, as there are
# with us.
PLutarch Diſcuſſing this Point, Affirms, that
it is not neceſſary there ſhould bethe ſame
means of Growth and fructifying in both theſe
Worlds, ſince Nature might in her Policy find
out more ways than one, how to bring about
the ſame Effect.
But however, he thinks it is
Probable, that the Moon her ſelf ſendeth forth
warm Winds, and by the ſwiftneſs of her mo-
tion, there ſhould breath out a ſweet and com-
fortable Air, pleaſant Dews, and gentle moi-
ſture, which might ſerve for refreſhment and
nouriſhment of the Inhabitants and Plants in
that other World.
But ſince they have all things alike with
us, as Sea and Land, and vaporous Air en-
compaſſing both, I ſhould rather therefore
think, that Nature there ſhould uſe the ſame

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