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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            Command of their Superiors, and (which
            is very abſurd) even in natural Queſtions,
            not to aſſent unto any thing, but what Au-
            thority ſhall allow of.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2761" xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2762" xml:space="preserve">A judging of things by Sence, rather
            than by Diſcourſe and Reaſon: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2763" xml:space="preserve">a tying of
            the meaning of Scripture, to the Letter of
            it; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2764" xml:space="preserve">and from thence concluding Philoſophi-
            cal Points, together with an ignorance of
            all thoſe grounds and probabilities in Aſtro-
            nomy, upon which this Opinion is bottomed.
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2765" xml:space="preserve">And this, in all likelihood, is the reaſon why
            ſome Men, who in other things perhaps are
            able Scholars, do write ſo vehemently againſt
            it: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2766" xml:space="preserve">and why the common People in general
            do cry it down, as being abſurd and ridicu-
            lous. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2767" xml:space="preserve">Under this head I might refer the op-
            poſition of Mr. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2768" xml:space="preserve">Fuller, Al. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2769" xml:space="preserve">Roſſ, &</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2770" xml:space="preserve">c.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2772" xml:space="preserve">But now, no prejudice that may ariſe from
            the bare Authority of ſuch Enemies as theſe,
            will be liable to ſway the judgment of an
            indifferent conſidering Man; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2773" xml:space="preserve">and I doubt
            not but that he who will throughly weigh
            with himſelf theſe Particulars that are here
            propounded, may find ſome ſatisfaction for
            theſe Arguments, which are taken from the
            ſeeming Novelty and Singularity of this
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