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
111 99
112 100
113 101
114 102
115 103
116 104
117 105
118 106
119 107
120 108
121 109
122 110
123 111
124 112
125 113
126 114
127 115
128 116
129 117
130 118
131 119
132 120
133 121
134 122
135 123
136 124
137 126
138 127
139 126
140 128
< >
page |< < (84) of 370 > >|
9684That the Moon may be a World. 2[Figure 2]
Suppoſe ABCD to repreſent the appea-
rance of the Moons Body being in a Sextile,
you may ſee ſome brighter parts Separated at
a pretty diſtance from the other, which can be
nothing elſe but a Reflexion of the Sun-Beams,
upon ſome parts that are higher than the reſt,
and thoſe Obſcure Gibboſities which ſtand our
towards the enlightened parts, muſt be ſuch
Hollow and Deep Places, whereto the Rays
cannot Reach.
But when the Moon is got far-
ther off from the Sun, and come to that fulneſs
as this Line BD doth repreſent her under, then
do theſe parts alſo receive an equalLight, excep-
ting only that difference which doth appear be-
twixt their Sea and Land.
And if you do

Text layer

  • Dictionary

Text normalization

  • Original

Search


  • Exact
  • All forms
  • Fulltext index
  • Morphological index