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.
’Tis a pretty Notion to this purpoſe, menti-
oned by Albertus de Saxonia, and out of him
Phyſ. l. 3.
Q. 6. art. 2.
by Francis Mendoca;
that the Air is in ſome
Viridar.
l. 4. Prob.
47.
part of it Navigable.
And that upon this Sta-
tick Principle;
any Braſs or Iron Veſſel (ſup-
poſe a Kettle) whoſe ſubſtance is much hea-
vier than that of the Water, yet being filled
Vide Arch.
l. de inſi-
dentibus.
bumido.
with the lighter Air, it will ſwim upon it, and
not ſink.
So ſuppoſe a Cup, or Wooden Veſ-
ſel, upon the outward borders of this Elemen-
tary Air, the Cavity of it being filled with
Fire, or rather Æthereal Air, it muſt neceſ-

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