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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            non potuit aut olim ſine provido artifice oriri,
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            aut conſtare tot ſæculis ſine incola potente, aut
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            perpetuum gubernari ſine perito & </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5433" xml:space="preserve">ſciente re-
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            ctore, quod ratio ipſa declar at. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5434" xml:space="preserve">Such a great
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            order and conſtancy amongſt thoſe vaſt Bo-
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            dies, could not at ſirſt be made, but by a
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            wiſe Providence, nor ſince preſerved without
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            a powerful Inhabitant, nor ſo perpetually
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            governed without a skilful Guide.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s5436" xml:space="preserve">True indeed, an ordinary view, and com-
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            mon apprehenſion of theſe Celeſtial Bodies,
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            muſt needs manifeſt the Excellency and Om-
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            nipotency of their Maker; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5437" xml:space="preserve">but yet a more
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            accurate and diligent enquiry into their Na-
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            tures, will raiſe our Underſtandings unto a
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            nearer Knowledg, and greater Admiration
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            of the Deity. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5438" xml:space="preserve">As it is in thoſe inferior
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            things, where the meer out-ſide of a Man,
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            the comelineſs and majeſty of his Counte-
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            nance, may be ſome Argument from whence
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            to infer the excellency of his Creator. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5439" xml:space="preserve">But
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            yet the ſubtil Anatomiſt, who ſearches more
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            deeply into this wonderful Structure@ may
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            ſee a clearer evidence for this, in the conſi-
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            deration of the inward Fabrick, the Muſ-
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            cles, Nerves, Membranes; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5440" xml:space="preserve">together with
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            all thoſe ſecret Contrivances in the Frame of
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            this little World. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5441" xml:space="preserve">Thus alſo is it in the
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            great Univerſe, where the common appre-
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            henſion of things is not at all conſiderable,
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            in compariſon to thoſe other Diſcoveries,
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            which may be found out by a more exact
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            enquiry.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s5443" xml:space="preserve">As this Knowledg may conduce to </s>
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