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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            or Sight, which are Accidents, are not fit
            to infer the like celerity in a material ſub-
            ſtance. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4997" xml:space="preserve">And ſo likewiſe for the Light which
            Ariſtotle himſelf, and with him the
              <note symbol="*" position="left" xlink:label="note-0330-01" xlink:href="note-0330-01a" xml:space="preserve">De Ani-
            rality of Philoſophers, do for this very rea-
            ſon prove not to be a Body, becauſe it
            moves with ſuch ſwiftneſs, of which (it
            ſeems) they thought a Body to be incapa-
            ble. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4998" xml:space="preserve">Nay, the Objector himſelf, in ano- ther place, ſpeaking of Light in reference
              <note symbol="" position="left" xlink:label="note-0330-02" xlink:href="note-0330-02a" xml:space="preserve">Roff. l.2.
            to a Subſtance, does ſay ; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4999" xml:space="preserve">Lumen eſt acci-
            dens, ſic ſpecies rei viſæ, & </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5000" xml:space="preserve">alia eſt ratio ſub-
            ſtantiarum, alia accidentium.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5001" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5002" xml:space="preserve">To that of the Bullet, we anſwer : </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5003" xml:space="preserve">He
            might as well have illuſtrated the ſwiſtneſs
            of a Bullet, which will paſs four or five
            miles in two minutes, by the motion of a
            hand in a Watch, which paſſes two or three
            inches in twelve hours; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5004" xml:space="preserve">there being a grea-
            ter diſproportion betwixt the motion of
            the Heavens, and the ſwiftneſs of a Bul-
            let, than there is betwixt the ſwiftneſs of
            a Bùllet, and the motion of a Hand in a
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s5006" xml:space="preserve">Arg. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5007" xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5008" xml:space="preserve">Another Argument to this pur-
            poſe, may be taken from the chief end of
            the Diurnal and Annual Motions, which is
            to diſtinguiſh betwixt Night and Day, Win-
            ter and Summer; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5009" xml:space="preserve">and ſo conſequently, to
            ſerve for the Commodities and Seaſons of
            the habitable World. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5010" xml:space="preserve">Wherefore it may
            ſeem more agreeable to the Wiſdom of
            Providence, for to make the Earth as well
            the efficient, as the final cauſe of this </s>