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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            which our Adverſaries would collect from
            hence, that it is without motion.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s3607" xml:space="preserve">But Mr. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3608" xml:space="preserve">Fuller urging this Text againſt Co-
            pernicus, tells us; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3609" xml:space="preserve">If any ſhould interpret
            theſe Phraſes, concerning the Earth's ſtand-
            ing ſtill, verſ. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3610" xml:space="preserve">4. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3611" xml:space="preserve">and the Sun's motion,
            verſ. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3612" xml:space="preserve">5. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3613" xml:space="preserve">in reference only to appearance and
            common opinion, he muſt neceſſarily alſo
            underſtand thoſe two other Verſes, which
            mention the motion of the Wind and Ri-
            vers, in the ſame ſenſe. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3614" xml:space="preserve">As if he ſhould ſay,
            becauſe ſome things appear otherwiſe than
            they are, therefore every thing is otherwiſe
            than it appears: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3615" xml:space="preserve">or, becauſe Scripture ſpeaks
            of ſome natural things, as they are eſteemed
            according to Man's falſe conceit; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3616" xml:space="preserve">therefore
            ’tis neceſſary, that every natural thing men-
            tioned in Scripture, muſt be interpreted in
            the like ſenſe: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3617" xml:space="preserve">or, becauſe in one place we
            read of the ends of a Staff, 1 Kings 8. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3618" xml:space="preserve">8.
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3619" xml:space="preserve">and in many other places, of the ends of
            the Earth, and the ends of Heaven: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3620" xml:space="preserve">There-
            fore the Earth and Heavens have as properly
            ends, as a Staff. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3621" xml:space="preserve">’Tis the very ſame Conſe-
            quence with that in the Objection. </s>
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            in this place of Eccleſiaſtes, we read of the
            reſt of the Earth, and the motion of the
            Sun; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3623" xml:space="preserve">therefore, theſe Phraſes muſt needs
            be underſtood in the ſame proper conſtru-
            ction as thoſe afterwards, where Motion
            was attributed to the Wind and Rivers. </s>
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            Which Inference you ſee is ſo weak, that the
            Objector need not triumph ſo much in its
            ſtrength as he doth.</s>
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