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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            habitable; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">much more then will thoſe places
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            be ſo, which are farther from any cauſe of
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            Heat.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The extream thinneſs of it, which may
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            make it unfit for Expiration. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For if in ſome
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            Mountains (as Ariſtotle tells us of Olimpus, and
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            out of him
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            St. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Auſtin) the Air be ſo thinthat Men cannot draw their Breath, unleſs it
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            were through ſome moiſtned Spunges; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">much
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            more then muſt that Air be thin, which is more
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            remotely Situated from the Cauſes of Impuri-
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            ty and mixture. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And then beſide, the Refra-
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            ction that is made by the vaporous Air incom-
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            paſſing our Earth, may ſufficiently prove that
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            there is a great difference betwixt the Æthereal
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            Air and this, in reſpect of Rarity.</s>
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            <note symbol="*" position="left" xlink:label="note-0168-01" xlink:href="note-0168-01a" xml:space="preserve">In Gen.
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            adliteram.
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            li. 3. cap. 2.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">To the firſt of theſe I anſwer, that tho’ the
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            ſecond Region, be naturally endowed with ſo
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            much Coldneſs as may make it fit for the pro-
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            duction of Meteors; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">yet it will not hence fol-
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            low, that all that Air above it, which is not ap-
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            pointed for the like purpoſe, ſhould partake
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            of the ſame Condition: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But, it may ſeem more
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            probable that this Æthereal Air, is freed from
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            having any quality in the extreams. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And this
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            may be confirmed from thoſe common Argu-
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            ments, which are uſually brought to prove
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            the warmneſs of the third Region. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">As you
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            may ſee in
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            Fromundus, and others who Treatof that Subject.</s>
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            <note symbol="*" position="left" xlink:label="note-0168-02" xlink:href="note-0168-02a" xml:space="preserve">Meteor.
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            lib. 1. c. 2.
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            art. 1.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis the Aſſertion of Pererius, that the ſe-
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            cond Region is not cold meerly for this reaſon,
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            becauſe it is diſtant from the Ordinary cauſes of
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            Heat, but becauſe it was actually made ſo at the
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            firſt, for the condenſing of the Clouds, and the</s>
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