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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            <s xml:id="echoid-s5398" xml:space="preserve">Os homini ſublime dedit, Celumq; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5399" xml:space="preserve">tueri
            Juſſit, & </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5400" xml:space="preserve">erectos ad Sydera tollere vultus.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5401" xml:space="preserve"/>
          <p style="it">
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5402" xml:space="preserve">God gave to Man an upright Face, that be
            Might view the Stars, and learn Aſtronomy.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5403" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5404" xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5405" xml:space="preserve">Conſider it in reference to us, and ſo
            it is;</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5406" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5407" xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5408" xml:space="preserve">Moſt Uſeful.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5409" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5410" xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5411" xml:space="preserve">Moſt Pleaſant.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5412" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5413" xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5414" xml:space="preserve">Moſt Uſeful, and that in ſundry re-
            ſpects. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5415" xml:space="preserve">It proves a God and a Providence,
            and incites our Hearts to a greater admira-
            tion and fear of his Omnipotency. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5416" xml:space="preserve">We may
            underſt and by the Heavens, bow much mightier
            he is that made them; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5417" xml:space="preserve">for by the greatneſs and
            beauty of the Creatures, proportionably the Maker
            of them is ſeen, ſaith the Book of Wiſdom, Ch.
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5418" xml:space="preserve">13.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5419" xml:space="preserve">4,5. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5420" xml:space="preserve">’Twas hence Ariſtotle fetch’d his chief
            Argument to prove a primus Motor. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5421" xml:space="preserve">’Twas
            the conſideration of theſe things that ſirſt led
            Men to the Knowledg and Worſhip of God,
            (ſaith Tully); </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5422" xml:space="preserve">Hæc nos primum ad
              <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0357-01" xlink:href="note-0357-01a" xml:space="preserve">Tuſcul. 1
              Item Plut.
              de Plæcit.
              Phil. l. 1.
              c 6.</note>
            rum cultum, tum ad modeſtiam, magnitudinemq;
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5423" xml:space="preserve">animi erudivit. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5424" xml:space="preserve">And therefore when God by
            the Prophet, would convince the People of
            his Deity, he bids them lift up their Eyes on
            high; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5425" xml:space="preserve">and behold who hath created thoſe things,
            that bringeth out their Hoſt by Number, that
            calleth them all by their Names, &</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5426" xml:space="preserve">c. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5427" xml:space="preserve">Iſa.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5428" xml:space="preserve">40.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5429" xml:space="preserve">26. </s>
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            Which occaſioned that ſaying of Laetantius; </s>
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            Tanta rerum magnitudo, tanta diſpoſitio, tanta
              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0357-02" xlink:href="note-0357-02a" xml:space="preserve">Inſtit. l. 2.
            in ſervandis ordinibus, temporibuſq; </s>
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