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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That the Earth may be a Planet.
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            prived of this Light (as thoſe other Speeches
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            ſeem to imply) but we.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0232-01" xlink:href="note-0232-01a" xml:space="preserve">Joel 2. 31.
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            Item c. 3.
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            15.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">In reference to this, likewiſe are we to
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            conceive of thoſe other expreſſions, that the
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            Moon ſhall bluſh, and the Sun be aſhamed,
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            Iſa. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">24. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">23. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">That they ſhall be turned into
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            Blood, Matth. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">24. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">29. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Not that theſe things
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            ſhall be ſo in themſelves, (ſaith S. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Jerome)
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            but becauſe they ſhall appear ſo unto us.
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus alſo, Mark 13. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">25. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Stars ſhall fall
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            from Heaven; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">that is, they ſhall be ſo whol-
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            ly covered from our ſight, as if they were
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            quite fallen from their wonted places. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Or
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            if this be underſtood of their real Fall, as
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            it may ſeem probable by that place in Rev. </s>
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            6. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">13. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And the Stars of Heaven fell unto the
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            Earth, even as a Fig-tree caſteth her untimely
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            Figs, when ſhe is ſhaken by a mighty Wind: </s>
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            then it is to be interpreted, not of them
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            that are truly Stars, but them that ap-
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            pear ſo: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">alluding unto the opinion of the
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            unskilful Vulgar, (ſaith
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            Sanctius) that
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            think the Meteors to be Stars. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And
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            Mer-
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            ſennus, ſpeaking of the ſame Scripture, ſays,
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            Hoc de veris Stellis minimè volunt interpretes
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            intelligi, ſed de Cometis & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">aliis ignitis Meteo-
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            ris: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Interpreters do by no means under-
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            ſtand this of true Stars, but of the Comets,
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            and other fiery Meteors. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Though the fal-
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            ling of theſe be a natural event, yet may it
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            be accounted a ſtrange Prodigy, as well as
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            an Earthquake, and the darkning of the Sun
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            and Moon, which are mentioned in the verſe
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            before.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0233-01" xlink:href="note-0233-01a" xml:space="preserve">Comment.
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            in Joel 3.</note>
            <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0233-02" xlink:href="note-0233-02a" xml:space="preserve">Commen.
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            in Iſa. 13. 5</note>
            <note symbol="" position="right" xlink:label="note-0233-03" xlink:href="note-0233-03a" xml:space="preserve">Commen.
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            in Gen. 3.
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            v. 10. art. 6.</note>
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