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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            tranſlate it, endureth. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3554" xml:space="preserve">For it is not the pur-
            poſe of this place, to deny all kind of mo-
            tion to the whole Earth: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3555" xml:space="preserve">but that of Ge-
            neration and Corruption, to which other
            things in it are liable, And though Pineda,
            and others, keep a great deal of imperti-
            nent ſtir about this Scripture, yet they grant
            this to be the natural meaning of it; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3556" xml:space="preserve">which
            you may more clearly diſcern, if you conſi-
            der the chief ſcope of this Book; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3557" xml:space="preserve">wherein
            the Preacher's intent is, to ſhew the extra-
            ordinary vanity of all earthly Content-
            ments, ver. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3558" xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3559" xml:space="preserve">the utter unprofitableneſs of
            all a Man's Labours, ver. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3560" xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3561" xml:space="preserve">And this he il-
            luſtrates, by the ſhortneſs and uncertainty
            of his Life; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3562" xml:space="preserve">in which reſpect, he is below
            many of his fellow Creatures, as may be
            maniſeſted from theſe four Compariſons.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s3564" xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3565" xml:space="preserve">From the Earth, which tho it ſeem to
            be but as the Sediment of the World, as the
            Rubbiſh of the Creation; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3566" xml:space="preserve">yet is this bet-
            ter than Man in reſpect of his laſtingneſs,
            for one Generation paſſeth away, and another
            cometh; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3567" xml:space="preserve">but the Earth, that abideth for ever,
            ver. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3568" xml:space="preserve">4.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s3570" xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3571" xml:space="preserve">From the Sun; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3572" xml:space="preserve">who, though he ſeem
            frequently to go down, yet he conſtantly
            ſeems to riſe again, and ſhines with the ſame
            glory, ver. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3573" xml:space="preserve">5. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3574" xml:space="preserve">But Man dieth and waſteth a-
              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0247-01" xlink:href="note-0247-01a" xml:space="preserve">Job 14.
              10, 12.</note>
            way; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3575" xml:space="preserve">yea, Man giveth up the Ghoſt; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3576" xml:space="preserve">and
            where is he? </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3577" xml:space="preserve">He lieth down, and riſeth not, till
            the Heavens be no more.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s3579" xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3580" xml:space="preserve">From the Wind, the common Em-
            blem of Uncertainty; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3581" xml:space="preserve">vet it is more </s>