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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            on, Variation, Declination; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4494" xml:space="preserve">the two laſt of
            which are found to be indifferent, according
            to the variety of places. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4495" xml:space="preserve">Now this diffe-
            rence cannot proceed from the Needle it
            ſelf, becauſe that is the ſame every where.
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4496" xml:space="preserve">Nor can we well conceive how it ſhould be
            cauſed by the Heavens; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4497" xml:space="preserve">for then the Varia-
            tion would not be always alike in the ſame
            place, but diverſe, according to thoſe ſeve-
            ral parts of the Heaven, which at ſeveral
            times ſhould happen to be over it: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4498" xml:space="preserve">And
            therefore it muſt neceſſarily proceed from
            the Earth, which being it ſelf endowed with
            Magnetical Affections, does diverſly diſpoſe
            the Motions of the Needle, according to the
            diſſerence of that diſponent virtue, which is
            in its ſeveral Parts.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4499" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4500" xml:space="preserve">Now, to apply this unto the particular
            Inſtances of the Objection: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4501" xml:space="preserve">We ſay, though
            ſome parts of this great Magnet, the Earth,
            may, according to their Matter, be ſevered
            from the whole; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4502" xml:space="preserve">yet are they always joined
            to it, by a communion of the ſame Magne-
            tical Qualities; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4503" xml:space="preserve">and do no leſs obſerve theſe
            kind of Motions, when they are ſeparated
            from the whole, than if they were united
            to it. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4504" xml:space="preserve">Nor need this ſeem incredible, that
            a heavy Bullet, in ſuch a ſwift violent courſe,
            ſhould be able to obſerve this Magnetical
            Revolution of the whole Earth; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4505" xml:space="preserve">when as
            we ſee that thoſe great Bodies of Saturn,
            Jupiter, &</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4506" xml:space="preserve">c. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4507" xml:space="preserve">hanging in the vaſt ſpaces of
            the Ætherial Air, do ſo conſtantly and re-
            gularly move on in their appointed courſes.</s>
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