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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            tions pillars of the Heavens, Job 26. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3742" xml:space="preserve">11. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3743" xml:space="preserve">and
            yet that will not prove them to be immova-
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3744" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3745" xml:space="preserve">True indeed, we read often concerning
            the Foundations of the Earth: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3746" xml:space="preserve">but ſo we do
            likewiſe of the Ends, Sides, and Corners
            of the Earth; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3747" xml:space="preserve">and yet theſe Scriptures will
            not prove it to be of a long or ſquare form.
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3748" xml:space="preserve">Beſides, we read alſo of the Foundations of
            Heaven, םטשח תולמוט, 2 Sam. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3749" xml:space="preserve">22. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3750" xml:space="preserve">8. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3751" xml:space="preserve">
            And yet we muſt not hence infer, that they
            are without all motion; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3752" xml:space="preserve">As alſo of the plant-
            ing of the Heavens, Ifa. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3753" xml:space="preserve">51. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3754" xml:space="preserve">6. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3755" xml:space="preserve">which may as
            well prove them to be immovable, as that
            which follows in the ſame Verſe concerning
            the Foundations oſ the Earth.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3756" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3757" xml:space="preserve">Which phraſe (if I have obſerved right)
            in ſeveral places of Scripture, is to be un-
            derſtood, according to theſe three Interpre-
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3758" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3759" xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3760" xml:space="preserve">It is taken ſometimes for the lower
            parts of the Earth, as appears by that place
            2 Sam. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3761" xml:space="preserve">22. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3762" xml:space="preserve">16. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3763" xml:space="preserve">The Channels of the Sea ap-
              <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0254-01" xlink:href="note-0254-01a" xml:space="preserve">So Pſal.
              18. 15.</note>
            peared; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3764" xml:space="preserve">the Foundations of the VVorld were
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3765" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3766" xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3767" xml:space="preserve">Sometimes for the beginning and firſt
            creation of it, Iſa. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3768" xml:space="preserve">40. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3769" xml:space="preserve">21. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3770" xml:space="preserve">Hath it not been
            told you from the beginning ? </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3771" xml:space="preserve">have ye not un-
            derſtood from the Foundations of the Earth?
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3772" xml:space="preserve">And in many other places, Before the Foun-
              <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0254-02" xlink:href="note-0254-02a" xml:space="preserve">Joh. 17.24
            dation of the VVorld was laid; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3773" xml:space="preserve">that is, before
            the firſt Creation.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3774" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3775" xml:space="preserve">Sometimes it ſignifies the Magiſtrates and
            chief Governors of the Earth. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3776" xml:space="preserve">So </s>