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

Page concordance

< >
Scan Original
161 149
162 150
163 151
164 152
165 153
166 154
167 155
168 156
169 157
170 158
171 159
172 160
181 (1)
182 2
183 3
184 4
185 5
186 6
187 7
188 8
189 9
190 10
< >
page |< < (36) of 370 > >|
That the Earth may be a Planet.
    <echo version="1.0RC">
      <text xml:lang="en" type="free">
        <div type="section" level="1" n="57">
            <s xml:space="preserve">
              <pb o="36" file="0216" n="216" rhead="That the Earth may be a Planet."/>
            a little after, Ego divina hæc eloquia, &</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">c.
            <s xml:space="preserve">‘ I for my part am perſuaded, that theſe
            ‘ Divine Treatiſes, were not written by the
            ‘ Holy and Inſpired Pen-Men, for the Inter-
            ‘ pretation of Philoſophy, becauſe God left
            ‘ ſuch things to be found out by Mens labour
            ‘ and induſtry. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But yet, whatſoever is in
            ‘ them concerning nature, is moſt true; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">as
            ‘ proceeding from the God of Nature, from
            ‘ whom nothing could be hid. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And que-
            ſtionleſs, all thoſe things which the Scrip-
            ture does deliver concerning any natural
            Point, cannot be but certain and infallible,
            being underſtood in that ſenſe, wherein
            they were firſt intended; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but now that it
            does ſpeak ſometimes according to common
            opinion, rather than the true nature of the
            things themſelves, was intimated before; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">
            wherefore (by the way)
              <anchor type="note" xlink:href="" symbol="*"/>
            Fromondus his
              <anchor type="note" xlink:label="note-0216-01a" xlink:href="note-0216-01"/>
            triumph upon the latter part of this Quo-
            tation, is but vain, and to no purpoſe. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">'Tis
            a good Rule ſet down by a learned
              <anchor type="note" xlink:href="" symbol=""/>
              <anchor type="note" xlink:label="note-0216-02a" xlink:href="note-0216-02"/>
            mentator, to be obſerved in the interpreta-
            tion of Scripture: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Scriptura ſacra ſapè non
            tam ad veritatem ipſam, quam ad hominum opi
            nionem, ſermonem accommodat; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">that it does
            many times accommodate its expreſſions,
            not ſo much to the Truth it ſelf, as to Mens
            Opinions. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And in this ſenſe is that Speech
            of Gregory concerning Images and Pictures,
            attributed by
              <anchor type="note" xlink:href="" symbol=""/>
            Calvin unto the Hiſtory of
              <anchor type="note" xlink:label="note-0216-03a" xlink:href="note-0216-03"/>
            the Creation, viz. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Librum eſſe idiotarum;
            <s xml:space="preserve">That it is a Book for the ſimpler and igno-
            rant People. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For it being written to in-</s>