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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            ſhall aſcend or return by ten degrees? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">There
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            being not in the offer of this Wonder, any
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            the leaſt mention made concerning the Sun's
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            going backwards.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">'Tis likely we ſhould have had ſome
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            intimation concerning the extraordinary
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            length of the Day, as it is in that of Joſhua;
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            <s xml:space="preserve">but in this relation, the chief matter that
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            the ſtory takes notice of, is the alteration
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            of the Shadow.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Had it been by the ſuppoſed return of
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            the Sun's Body, this had been a greater Mi-
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            racle, than thoſe which were performed up-
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            on more ſolemn occaſions; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">it had been more
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            wonderful than its ſeeming reſt in Joſhua's
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            time; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">than the ſupernatural Eclipſe at our
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            Saviour's Death, when the Moon was in the
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            full. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And then it is not likely, that the
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            Holy Ghoſt, in relating of this Miracle,
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            ſhould chiefly inſiſt in expreſſing how the
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            Shadow returned, and that only in the Di-
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            al of Ahaz.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">4. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">This Sign did not appear in the Sun it
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            ſelf; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">becauſe in 2 Chron. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">32. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">31. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">'tis ſaid,
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            That the Embaſſadors of the King of Babylon
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            did come unto Hezekiah, to enquire of the Won-
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            der that was done in the Land; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and therefore
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            it ſeems the Miracle did not conſiſt in any
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            change of the Heavens.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">5. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">If it had been in the Sun, it would
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            have been as well diſcerned in other parts
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            of the World, as in the Land of Judæa.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">And then,</s>
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