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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            Heat cauſed by Reflection begins to Languiſh,
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            whereas the Beams themſelves do paſs a great
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            way farther. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The chief Argument which doth
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            moſt plainly maniſeſt this Truth, is taken from
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            a common Obſervation which may be eaſily
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            Tryed.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0111-02" xlink:href="note-0111-02a" xml:space="preserve">Ant. lect. l.
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            1.c.4.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0112-01" xlink:href="note-0112-01a" xml:space="preserve">In epiſt. ad
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            Sebaſt.
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            Fant@mun.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0112-02" xlink:href="note-0112-02a" xml:space="preserve">Fræfat. ad
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            Auſtriaca
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            ſyd.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0112-03" xlink:href="note-0112-03a" xml:space="preserve">Meteor.l.1.
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            c.2. Art. 2.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">If you behold the Moon a little before or
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            after the Conjunction, when ſhe is in a Sextile
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            with the Sun, you may diſcern not only the
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            part which is enlightned, but the reſt alſo to
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            have in it a kind of a duskiſh Light; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but if
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            you chuſe out ſuch a Situation, where ſome
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            Houſe or Chimney (being ſome 70 or 80 pa-
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            ces diſtant from you) may hide from your Eye
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            the enlightned Horns, you may then diſcern a
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            greater and more remarkable ſhining in thoſe
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            parts unto which the Sun-Beams cannot reach;
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">may there is ſo great a Light, that by the help
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            of a good Perſpective you may diſcern its ſpots. </s>
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            In ſo much that Blancanus the Jeſuit ſpeaking
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            of it, ſays, Hæc experientia ita me aliquando
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            fefellit, ut in hunc fulgorem caſu ac repente inci-
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            dens, exiftimarim novo quodam miraculo tempore
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            adoleſcentis lunæ factum eſſe plenilunium. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">‘This
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            ‘Experiment did once ſo deceive me, that hap-
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            ‘pening upon the ſight of this brightneſs upon
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            ‘a ſudden, I thought that by ſome new miracle
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            ‘the Moon had been got into her Full a little
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            ‘after her Change.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0113-01" xlink:href="note-0113-01a" xml:space="preserve">De mundi
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            fab. p. 3.
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            c. 3.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">But now this Light is not proper to the
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            Moon; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">it doth not proceed from the Rays of
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            the Sun which doth penetrate her Body, nor
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            is it caus'd by any other of the Planets and Stars.
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Therefore it muſt neceſſarily follow, that it
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            comes from the Earth. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The two firſt of theſe</s>
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