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
131 119
132 120
133 121
134 122
135 123
136 124
137 126
138 127
139 126
140 128
141 129
142 131
143 130
144 132
145 133
146 134
147 135
148 136
149 137
150 138
151 139
152 140
153 141
154 142
155 143
156 144
157 145
158 146
159 147
160 148
< >
page |< < (133) of 370 > >|
That the Moon may be a World.
    <echo version="1.0RC">
      <text xml:lang="en" type="free">
        <div type="section" level="1" n="42">
          <p>
            <s xml:space="preserve">
              <pb o="133" file="0145" n="145" rhead="That the Moon may be a World."/>
            fore in another place he calls it a Terreſtrial
              <lb/>
            Star, and an Olympian and Celeſtial Earth;
              <lb/>
            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">anſwerable, as I conceive, to the Paradiſe of
              <lb/>
            the School-Men. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And, that Paradiſe was ei-
              <lb/>
            ther in, or near the Moon, is the Opinion of
              <lb/>
            ſome later Writers, who deriv’d it in all like-
              <lb/>
            lyhood, from the Aſſertion of Plato, and per-
              <lb/>
            haps this of Plutarch. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Toſtatus lays this Opini-
              <lb/>
            on upon Iſiodor, Hiſpalenſis, and the Venerable
              <lb/>
              <anchor type="note" xlink:label="note-0145-01a" xlink:href="note-0145-01"/>
            Bede; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and Pererius Fathers it upon Strabus and
              <lb/>
            Rabanus his Maſter. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Some would have it to
              <lb/>
            be ſituated in ſuch a place as could not be diſ-
              <lb/>
            cover’d, which caus’d the Pen-man of Eſdras
              <lb/>
            to make it a harder matter to know the out-go-
              <lb/>
            ings of Paradiſe, than to weigh the weight of the
              <lb/>
            Fire, or meaſure the blaſts of the Wind, or call
              <lb/>
              <anchor type="note" xlink:label="note-0145-02a" xlink:href="note-0145-02"/>
            again a day that is paſt. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But notwithſtanding
              <lb/>
            this, there be ſome others, who think, that it
              <lb/>
            is on the Top of ſome high Mountain under
              <lb/>
            the Line; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and theſe interpreted the Torrid
              <lb/>
            Zone to be the flaming Sword whereby Para-
              <lb/>
            diſe was guarded. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis the conſent of divers
              <lb/>
            others, that Paradiſe is ſituated in ſome high & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">
              <lb/>
            eminent place. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So Toſtatus, Eſt etiam Paradiſus ſi-
              <lb/>
            tu altiſſima, ſupra omnem terræ altitudinem. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Pa-
              <lb/>
            ‘radiſe is ſituated in ſome high place above
              <lb/>
            ‘the Earth; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and therefore in his Comment up-
              <lb/>
            on the 49 of Geneſis, he underſtands the Bleſ-
              <lb/>
              <anchor type="note" xlink:label="note-0145-03a" xlink:href="note-0145-03"/>
            ſing of Jacob, concerning the everlaſting Hills
              <lb/>
            to be meant of Paradiſe, and the Bleſſing it
              <lb/>
            ſelf to be nothing elſe but a Promiſe of Chriſts
              <lb/>
            coming, by whoſe Paſſion the Gates of Para-
              <lb/>
            diſe ſhould be opened. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Unto him aſſented
              <lb/>
            Rupertus, Scotus, and moſt of the other School-
              <lb/>
            Men, as I find them cited by Pererius, and out</s>
          </p>
        </div>
      </text>
    </echo>