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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            truth; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2718" xml:space="preserve">and that, for the embracing of ſuch a
            Paradox as is condemned in Schools, and
            commonly cried down, as being abſurd and
            ridiculous: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2719" xml:space="preserve">I ſay, If a Man do but well con-
            ſider all this, he muſt needs conclude, that
            there is ſome ſtrong evidence for it to be
            found out by examination; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2720" xml:space="preserve">and that in all
            probability, this is the righter ſide.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2721" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2722" xml:space="preserve">’Tis probable, that moſt of thoſe Authors
              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0197-01" xlink:href="note-0197-01a" xml:space="preserve">7 Conſid.</note>
            who have oppoſed this Opinion, ſince it hath
            been conſirmed by new Diſcoveries, were
            ſtirred up thereunto by ſome of theſe three
            inſufficient Grounds.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2724" xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2725" xml:space="preserve">An over-fond and partial conceit of
            their proper Inventions. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2726" xml:space="preserve">Every Man is na-
            turally more affected to his own Brood, than
            to that of which another is the Author;
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2727" xml:space="preserve">though perhaps it may be more agreeable to
            reaſon. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2728" xml:space="preserve">’Tis very difficult for any one, in
            the ſearch of Truth, to find in himſelf ſuch
            an indifferency, as that his Judgment is not
            at all ſway’d, by an overweening affection
            unto that which is proper unto himſelf. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2729" xml:space="preserve">And
            this perhaps might be the firſt reaſon that
            moved the noble Tycho, with ſo much heat,
            to oppoſe Copernicus, that ſo he might the
            better make way for the ſpreading of that
            Hypotheſis, which was of his own invention. </s>
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            To this I might likewiſe refer that Opinion
            of Origanus, and Mr. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2731" xml:space="preserve">Carpenter, who attri-
            bute to the Earth, only a diurnal Revolution. </s>
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            It does more eſpecially concern thoſe Men
            that are Leaders of ſeveral ſides, to beat
            down any that ſhould oppoſe them.</s>
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