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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            Motion; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">when as neither Pythagoras, nor
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            Copernicus, nor any elſe, had then diſco-
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            vered it?</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0224-09" xlink:href="note-0224-09a" xml:space="preserve">† Fro-
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            mond. Ve
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            ſta. @, t a.
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            3. c. 2.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">5. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">In taking the compaſs of this Veſſel,
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            they meaſured ſomewhat below the brim,
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            where it was narrower than at the top, and
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            ſo the Circumference there, might be exactly
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            but thirty Cubits; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">whereof its Diameter
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            was ten.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0225-01" xlink:href="note-0225-01a" xml:space="preserve">Ibid.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">I anſwer: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis evident this is a meer
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            ſhift, there being not the leaſt ground for
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            it in the Text. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And then beſides, why might
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            not we affirm, That the Diameter was mea-
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            ſured from that place, as well as the Circum-
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            ference? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſince ’tis very probable, that the
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            Holy Ghoſt did ſpeak ad idem; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and not tell
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            us the breadth of one place, and the com-
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            paſs of another. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So that all our Adverſa-
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            ries Evaſions cannot well avoid the force of
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            the Argument that is taken from this Scrip-
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Again; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Common People uſually conceive
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            the Earth to be ſuch a Plain, as in its utmoſt
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            parts is terminated by the Heavens, ſo that
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            if a Man were in the farthermoſt Coaſts of
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            it, he might touch the Sky. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And hence al-
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            ſo, they think that the reaſon why ſome
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            Countries are hotter than others, is, becauſe
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            they lie nearer unto the Sun. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Nay, Strabo
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            tells us of ſome Philoſophers too, who in
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            this Point have groſly erred; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">affirming, that
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            there was a place towards the utmoſt Coaſts
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            of Luſitania, where a Man might hear the
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            noiſe that the Sun made, as he quench’d his</s>
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