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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            & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">c. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But I reply, if the Superficies betwixt
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            theſe two enlightened parts, remain dark be-
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            cauſe of its Opacity, then would it always be
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            dark, and the Sun could not make it partake of
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            Light, more than it could of Perſpicuity. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But
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            this contradicts all Experience, as you may ſee
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            in Galilæus, who affirms, that when the Sun
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            comes nearer to his Oppoſition, then, that
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            which is betwixt them both, is enlightned as
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            well as either. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Nay, this oppoſes his own Eye-
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            witheſs, for he confeſſes himſelf, that he ſaw this
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            by the glaſs. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">He had ſaid before, that he came
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            to ſee thoſe ſtrange Sights diſcovered by Gali-
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            læus his glaſs, with an intent of Contradiction,
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            and you may read that confirmed in the weak-
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            neſs of this anſwer, which rather bewrays an
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            Obſtinate, then a perſwaded Will; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">for other-
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            wiſe ſure he would never have undertook to
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            have deſtroyed ſuch certain proofs with ſo
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            groundleſs a Fancy.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0097-01" xlink:href="note-0097-01a" xml:space="preserve">cap. II.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">That Inſtance of Galilæus, would have been
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            a better Evaſion, had this Author been Acquan-
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            ted with it; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">who might then have compared
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            the Moon to that which we call Mother of
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            Pearl, which though it be moſt Exactly Poliſhed
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            in the Superficies of it; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">yet will ſeem unto the
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            Eye as if there were divers Swellings and Ri-
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            ſings in its ſeveral parts. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But yet this neither
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            would not well have ſhifted the Experiment
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            of the Perſpective. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For theſe rugged parts do
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            not only appear upon one ſide of the Moon, but
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            as the Sun does turn about in Divers Places, ſo
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            do they alſo caſt their ſhadow. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">When theMoon
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            is in her Increaſe, then do they caſt their ſha-
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            dows to the Eaſt. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">When ſhe is in the Decreaſe,</s>
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