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 Earth may be a Planet.
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            but a Point of this Globe of Earth: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">therefore
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            the words cannot be underſtood properly,
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            but according to appearance. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">'Tis proba-
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            ble that Joſhua was then at Azecha, a little
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            Eaſt from Gibeon, and the Sun being ſome-
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            what beyond the Meridian, did ſeem unto
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            him, as he was in that place, to be over
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            againſt Gibeon; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and in reference to this ap-
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            pearance, and vulgar conceit, does he com-
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            mand it to ſtand ſtill upon that place.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0209-01" xlink:href="note-0209-01a" xml:space="preserve">Toſtat. irs
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            locum.
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            Quaſt. 16,
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            17.
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            Arias
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            Montanus
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            in locum.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">(2.) </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And ſo, ſecondly, for that other ex-
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            preſſion; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And thou Moon in the Valley of Aja-
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            lon. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">This Planet was now a little Eaſt from
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            the Sun, it being about three or four days
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            old, as Commentators gueſs. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Ajalon was
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            three miles from Gibeon Eaſtward, and Fo-
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            ſhua commanded the Moon to ſtand ſtill
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            there; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">becauſe unto him it did then ſeem to
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            be over againſt that Valley; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">whereas, ’tis cer-
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            tain, if he had been there himſelf, it would
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            ſtill have ſeemed to be as much diſtant from
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            him. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Juſt as Men commonly ſpeak in ſhew-
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            ing another the Stars; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">we point to a Star
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            over ſuch a Chimney, or ſuch a Tree, be-
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            cauſe to us it appears ſo; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">whereas the Star
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            in it ſelf is not ſenſibly more over them, than
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            it is over us. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So that in this phraſe likewiſe
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            the Holy Ghoſt doth conform himſelf unto
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            the appearance of things, and our groſſer
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            conceit.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0209-02" xlink:href="note-0209-02a" xml:space="preserve">Toſtat: it.
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            Quæſt. 18.
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            Serrarius
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            in Joſh. IO.
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            Quæſt. 21,
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            22.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">(3.) </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And the Sun ſtood ſtill in the midſt of
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            Heaven. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Now to ſpeak properly, and as
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            the thing is in it ſelf, Heaven has no midſt
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            but the Centre; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and therefore, this alſo</s>
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