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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            is under the Line) by the frequency of Mid-
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            day Showres, which may cloud their Sun, and
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            cool their Earth.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The equality of their Nights doth much
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            temper the ſcorching of the Day; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and the ex-
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            tream Cold that comes from the one, requires
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            ſome ſpace before it can be diſpelled by the
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            other; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſo that the Heat ſpending a great while
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            before it can get the Victory, hath not after-
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            wards much time to rage in. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Wherefore not-
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            withſtanding this doubt, yet that place may re-
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            main habitable. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And this was the Opinion of
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            the Cardinal de Guſa, when ſpeaking of this
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            Planet, he ſays, Hic locus Mundi eſt habitatio
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            hominum & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">animolium atque vegetabilium.
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            ‘ This part of the World is inhabited by Men,
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            ‘ and Beaſts, and Plants. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">To him aſſented
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            Gampanella; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but he cannot determine whether
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            they were Men, or rather ſome other kind of
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            creatures. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">If they were men, then he thinks they
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            could not be infected with Adam's Sin; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">yet
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            perhaps, they had ſome of their own, which
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            might make them liable to the ſame Miſery
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            with us, out of which, it may be, they were
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            deliver’d by the ſame means as we, the Death
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            of Chriſt; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and thus he thinks that place of
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            the Epheſians may be Interpreted, where the
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            Apoſtle ſays, God gathered all things together in
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            Ghriſt, both which are in Earth, and which are
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            in the Heavens: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So alſo that of the ſame Apo-
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            ſtle to the Coloſſians, where he ſays, that it
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            pleaſed the Father to reconcile all things unto him-
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            ſelf by Ghriſt, whether they be things on Earth,
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            or things in Heaven.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0138-01" xlink:href="note-0138-01a" xml:space="preserve">De doct.
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            ign. l. 2.
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            c. 12.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0138-02" xlink:href="note-0138-02a" xml:space="preserve">Epheſ. 1.
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            10.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0138-03" xlink:href="note-0138-03a" xml:space="preserve">Col. I. 20.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">But I Dare not jeſt with Divine Truths, or</s>
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