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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            derſtood only in relation to outward ap-
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            pearances, and vulgar opinion.</s>
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          <head xml:space="preserve">PROP. IV.</head>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">That divers learned Men have fallen into
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            # great Abſurdities, whilſt they have
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            # looked for the Grounds of Philoſophy
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            # from the words of Scripture.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">IT has been an ancient and common opi-
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            nion amongſt the Jews, that the Law of
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            Moſes did contain in it, not only thoſe things
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            which concern our Religion and Obedience,
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            but every Secret alſo that may poſſibly be
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            known in any Art or Science; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſo that there
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            is not a Demonſtration in Geometry, or
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            Rule in Arithmetick; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">not a Myſtery in any
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            Trade, but it may be found out in the
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            Pentatcuch. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Hence it was (ſay they) that
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            Solomon had all his Wiſdom and Policy:
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Hence it was that he did fetch his Knowledg
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            concerning the nature of Vegetables, from
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            the Cedar of Lebanon to the Hyſop that
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            grows upon the Wall. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Nay, from hence,
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            they thought a Man might learn the Art of
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            Miracles, to removea Mountain, or recover
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            the dead. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So ſtrangely have the learneder
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            ſort of that Nation been befooled, ſince their
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            own Curſe hath lighted upon them.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0236-01" xlink:href="note-0236-01a" xml:space="preserve">Schickard,
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            Bechin.
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            Hapern.
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            Diſp. 5.
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            num. 8.</note>
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