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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            Beams in his deſcent to the Ocean; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">which,
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            thought it be an abſurd miſtake, yet we may
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            note, that the Holy Ghoſt, in the expreſſion
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            of theſe things, is pleaſed to conform him-
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            ſelf unto ſuch kind of vulgar and falſe Con-
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            ceits; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and therefore, often ſpeaks of the
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            Ends of the Heaven, and the
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            Ends of the
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            World. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">In this ſenſe, they that come from
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            any far Country, are ſaid to come from the
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            End of Heaven, Iſa. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">13. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">5. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And in another
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            place, From the Side of the Heavens, Deut. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">4.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">32. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">All which Phraſes do plainly allude unto
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            the error of vulgar Capacities, (ſaith San-
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            ctius) which hereby is better inſtructed,
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            than it would by more proper expreſ-
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            ſions.</s>
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            <note symbol="*" position="left" xlink:label="note-0226-01" xlink:href="note-0226-01a" xml:space="preserve">Pſ 19. 6.
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            Mat 24. 31</note>
            <note symbol="" position="left" xlink:label="note-0226-02" xlink:href="note-0226-02a" xml:space="preserve">Pſal. 22.
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            27, & c.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0226-03" xlink:href="note-0226-03a" xml:space="preserve">Comment.
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            in lſa. 13. 5</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus likewiſe, becauſe ignorant People
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            cannot well apprehend how ſo great a
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            weight as the Sea and Land, ſhould hang a-
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            lone in the open Air, without being founded
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            upon ſome Baſis to behold it: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">therefore in
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            this reſpect alſo, does Scripture apply it ſelf
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            unto their Conceits, where it often menti-
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            ons the Foundations of the Earth. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Which
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            Phraſe, in the Letter of it, does manifeſt-
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            ly allude unto Mens Imaginations in this
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            kind.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0226-04" xlink:href="note-0226-04a" xml:space="preserve">Job 38. 4.
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            pſ. 102. 25</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus alſo the common People uſually
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            conceive the Earth to be upon the Water,
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            becauſe, when they have travelled any way
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            as far as they can, they are at length ſtopped
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            by the Sea. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Therefore doth Scripture, in re-
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            ference to this, affirm, That God stretched
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            the Earth upon the Waters, founded the Earth</s>
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