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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        <div xml:id="echoid-div195" type="section" level="1" n="55">
          <pb o="21" file="0201" n="201" rhead="That the Earth may be a Planet."/>
        <div xml:id="echoid-div213" type="section" level="1" n="56">
          <head xml:id="echoid-head74" xml:space="preserve">PROP. II.</head>
          <p style="it">
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2775" xml:space="preserve">That there is not any place in Holy Scrip-
            # ture, from which (being rightly under-
            # ſtood) we may infer the Diurnal Mo-
            # tion of the Sun or Heavens.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2776" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2777" xml:space="preserve">IT were happy for us, if we could exempt
            Scripture from Philoſophical Controver-
            ſies: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2778" xml:space="preserve">if we could be content to let it be per-
            fect for that end unto which it was intended,
            for a Rule of our Faith and Obedience; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2779" xml:space="preserve">and
            not ſtretch it alſo to be a Judg of ſuch na-
            tural Truths, as are to be found out by our
            own induſtry and experience. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2780" xml:space="preserve">Though the
            Holy Ghoſt could eaſily have given us a full
            reſolution of all ſuch particulars; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2781" xml:space="preserve">yet he hath
              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0201-01" xlink:href="note-0201-01a" xml:space="preserve">Eccleſ. 3.
              10, 11.</note>
            left this travel to the Sons of Men to be exerciſed
            therewith; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2782" xml:space="preserve">Mundum reliquit diſputationibus
            Hominum; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2783" xml:space="preserve">that being buſied, for the moſt
            part, in an inquiſition after the Creatures,
            we might find the leſs leiſure to wait upon
            our Luſt, or ſerve our more ſinful Incli-
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2784" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2785" xml:space="preserve">But however, becauſe our Adverſaries ge-
            nerally do ſo much inſult in thoſe Argu-
            ments that may be drawn from hence; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2786" xml:space="preserve">and
            more eſpecially, becauſe Pineda doth for this
              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0201-02" xlink:href="note-0201-02a" xml:space="preserve">Comment.
              in Eccleſ.
              c. 1. v 4.</note>
            reaſon, with ſo many bitter and empty re-
            proaches, revile our learned </s>