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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            kows, Swallows, and ſuch like. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">To this pur-
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            poſe
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            Mendoca reckons up divers ſtrange Re-
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            lations. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">As that of Epimendies, who is ſtory-
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            ed to have ſlept 75 Years. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And another of a
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            Ruſtick in Germany, who being accidentally
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            covered with a Hay-Rick, ſlept there for all
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            Autumn, and the Winter following, without
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            any Nouriſhment.</s>
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            <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0161-01" xlink:href="note-0161-01a" xml:space="preserve">Viridiar.
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            lib. 4. prob.
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            24.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Or, if this will not ſerve, yet why may
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            not a Papiſt faſt ſo long, as well as Ignatius
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            or Xaverius? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Or if there be ſuch a ſtrange
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            Efficacy in the Bread of the Euchariſt, as their
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            miraculous Relations do attribute unto it: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">why
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            then, that it may ſerve well enough, for their
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            Viaticum.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Or, if we muſt needs Feed upon ſomething
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            elſe, why may not Smells nouriſh us? </s>
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            Plutarch
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            and
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            Pliny, and divers other Ancients, tell usof a Nation in India that lived only upon plea-
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            ſing Odors. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And ’tis the common Opinion of
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            Phyſitians, that theſe do ſtrangely both ſtreng-
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            then and repair the Spirits. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Hence was it that
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            Demooritus was able for divers days together
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            to feed himſelf with the meer ſmell of Hot
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            Bread.</s>
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            <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0161-02" xlink:href="note-0161-02a" xml:space="preserve">De facie
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            in Luna.</note>
            <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0161-03" xlink:href="note-0161-03a" xml:space="preserve">Nat. hiſt.
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            lib. 7. ca. 3.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0161-04" xlink:href="note-0161-04a" xml:space="preserve">Diog. La-
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            ert. lib. 1.
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            ca. 9.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Or if it be neceſſary that our Stomachs muſt
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            receive the Food: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">why then, ’tis not impoſſi-
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            ble, that the purity of the Æthereal Air, be-
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            ing not mixed with any improper Vapours,
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            may be ſo@agreeable to our Bodies, as to yield
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            us a ſufficient Nouriſhment; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">according to that
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            of the Poet;</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">----------Veſcitur aur â
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            Æthereâ-------------</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0161-05" xlink:href="note-0161-05a" xml:space="preserve">Virgil</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">’T was an old Platonick Principle, that there</s>
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