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

Page concordance

< >
Scan Original
14 2
15 3
16 4
17 5
18 6
19 7
20 8
21 9
22 10
23 11
24 12
25 13
26 14
27 15
28 16
29 17
30 18
31 19
32 20
33 21
34 22
35 23
36 24
37 25
38 26
39 27
40 28
< >
page |< < (89) of 370 > >|
    <echo version="1.0RC">
      <text xml:lang="en" type="free">
        <div xml:id="echoid-div116" type="section" level="1" n="37">
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1293" xml:space="preserve">
              <pb o="89" file="0101" n="101" rhead="That the Moon may be a World."/>
            them at the leaſt four Miles Perpendicular.
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1294" xml:space="preserve">This I ſhall prove from the Obſervation of Ga-
            lilæus, whoſe Glaſs can ſhew to the ſenſe a
            proof beyond exception; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1295" xml:space="preserve">and certainly that
            Man muſt be of a moſt timorous Faith, who
            dares not believe his own Eye.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1296" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1297" xml:space="preserve">By that Perſpective you may plainly diſ-
            cern ſome enlightned parts (which are the
            Mountains) to be diſtant from the other about
            the twentieth part of the Diameter. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1298" xml:space="preserve">From
            whence it will follow, that thoſe Mountains
            muſt neceſſarily be at the leaſt, four Italian
            Miles in height.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1299" xml:space="preserve"/>
          <figure number="3">
            <image file="0101-01" xlink:href="http://echo.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/zogilib?fn=/permanent/library/xxxxxxxx/figures/0101-01"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1300" xml:space="preserve">For let B D E F be the Body of the Moon,
            A B C will be aRay or Beam of the Sun, which
            enlightens a Mountain at A, and B is the point
            of Contingency; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1301" xml:space="preserve">the diſtance betwixt A and
            B muſt be ſuppos'd to be the twentieth part
            of the Diameter, which is an 100 Miles, for
            ſo far are ſome enlightned parts ſever'd from
            the common term of Illumination. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1302" xml:space="preserve">Now </s>