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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            derſtood only in relation to outward ap-
            pearances, and vulgar opinion.</s>
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        <div xml:id="echoid-div249" type="section" level="1" n="58">
          <head xml:id="echoid-head76" xml:space="preserve">PROP. IV.</head>
          <p style="it">
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3371" xml:space="preserve">That divers learned Men have fallen into
            # great Abſurdities, whilſt they have
            # looked for the Grounds of Philoſophy
            # from the words of Scripture.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s3373" xml:space="preserve">IT has been an ancient and common opi-
            nion amongſt the Jews, that the Law of
            Moſes did contain in it, not only thoſe things
            which concern our Religion and Obedience,
            but every Secret alſo that may poſſibly be
            known in any Art or Science; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3374" xml:space="preserve">ſo that there
              <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0236-01" xlink:href="note-0236-01a" xml:space="preserve">Schickard,
              Diſp. 5.
              num. 8.</note>
            is not a Demonſtration in Geometry, or
            Rule in Arithmetick; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3375" xml:space="preserve">not a Myſtery in any
            Trade, but it may be found out in the
            Pentatcuch. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3376" xml:space="preserve">Hence it was (ſay they) that
            Solomon had all his Wiſdom and Policy:
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3377" xml:space="preserve">Hence it was that he did fetch his Knowledg
            concerning the nature of Vegetables, from
            the Cedar of Lebanon to the Hyſop that
            grows upon the Wall. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3378" xml:space="preserve">Nay, from hence,
            they thought a Man might learn the Art of
            Miracles, to removea Mountain, or recover
            the dead. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3379" xml:space="preserve">So ſtrangely have the learneder
            ſort of that Nation been befooled, ſince their
            own Curſe hath lighted upon them.</s>
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