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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            or, ſecondly, in the Axis, but out of the
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            Equator; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">or, thirdly, beſides both of them.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">But it is not placed according to any of theſe
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            ſcituations, therefore muſt it needs be in
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            the Centre.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0265-01" xlink:href="note-0265-01a" xml:space="preserve">Vid. Cars.
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            Greg. l. x.
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            co 5.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis not in the Equator, and beſide the
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            Axis. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For then, firſt, there will be no E-
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            quinox at all in ſome places, when the Days
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            and Nights ſhall be of an equal length. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Se-
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            condly, The Afternoons and Forenoons
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            will not be of the ſame length; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">becauſe,
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            then our Meridian-Line muſt divide the He-
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            miſphere into unequal parts.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis not in the Axis, but out of the
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            Equator; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For then, firſt, the Equinox would
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            not happen when the Sun was in the middle
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            Line between the two Solſtices, but in ſome
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            other Parallel, which might be nearer to one
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            of them, according as the Earth did ap-
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            proach to one 'Fropick more than another.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Secondly, There would not be ſuch a pro-
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            portion between the increaſe and decreaſe
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            of Days and Nights, as now there is.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis not beſides both of them: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For
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            then, all theſe Inconveniences, and ſundry
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            others, muſt with the ſame neceſſity of con-
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            ſequence be inferred. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">From whence it will
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            follow, That the Earth muſt be ſcituated
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            there, where the Axis and Equator meet,
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            which is in the Center of the World.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">To this we grant, that the Earth muſt
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            needs be placed, both in the Axis and Equa-
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            tor; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and ſo conſequently, in the Centre of
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            that Sphere which we imagine about it:</s>
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