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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            tranſlate it, endureth. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For it is not the pur-
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            poſe of this place, to deny all kind of mo-
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            tion to the whole Earth: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but that of Ge-
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            neration and Corruption, to which other
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            things in it are liable, And though Pineda,
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            and others, keep a great deal of imperti-
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            nent ſtir about this Scripture, yet they grant
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            this to be the natural meaning of it; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">which
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            you may more clearly diſcern, if you conſi-
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            der the chief ſcope of this Book; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">wherein
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            the Preacher's intent is, to ſhew the extra-
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            ordinary vanity of all earthly Content-
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            ments, ver. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">the utter unprofitableneſs of
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            all a Man's Labours, ver. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And this he il-
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            luſtrates, by the ſhortneſs and uncertainty
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            of his Life; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">in which reſpect, he is below
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            many of his fellow Creatures, as may be
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            maniſeſted from theſe four Compariſons.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">From the Earth, which tho it ſeem to
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            be but as the Sediment of the World, as the
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            Rubbiſh of the Creation; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">yet is this bet-
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            ter than Man in reſpect of his laſtingneſs,
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            for one Generation paſſeth away, and another
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            cometh; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but the Earth, that abideth for ever,
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            ver. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">4.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">From the Sun; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">who, though he ſeem
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            frequently to go down, yet he conſtantly
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            ſeems to riſe again, and ſhines with the ſame
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            glory, ver. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">5. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But Man dieth and waſteth a-
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            way; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">yea, Man giveth up the Ghoſt; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and
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            where is he? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">He lieth down, and riſeth not, till
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            the Heavens be no more.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0247-01" xlink:href="note-0247-01a" xml:space="preserve">Job 14.
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            10, 12.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">From the Wind, the common Em-
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            blem of Uncertainty; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">vet it is more con-</s>
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