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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            That it is, Opinio temeraria, quæ altero ſal-
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            tem pede intr avit Hæreſios limen; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">A raſh Opi-
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            nion, and bordering upon Hereſy. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Though
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            unto this likewiſe he was incited, by the ea-
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            gerneſs of Diſputation, and a deſire of Vi-
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            ctory; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">for it ſeems many eminent Men of
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            that Church before him, were a great deal
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            more mild and moderate in their cenſures
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            of it.</s>
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            <note symbol="*" position="left" xlink:label="note-0198-01" xlink:href="note-0198-01a" xml:space="preserve">Serrari-
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            us Com-
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            me
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            n in
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            J oſ. c. 10.
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            Queſt. 14.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0198-02" xlink:href="note-0198-02a" xml:space="preserve">So Lipſius
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            Phiſiol l.2.</note>
            <note symbol="" position="left" xlink:label="note-0198-03" xlink:href="note-0198-03a" xml:space="preserve">An. Dom.
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            1616. item
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            1633.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0199-01" xlink:href="note-0199-01a" xml:space="preserve">Fromon-
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            dus Anta-
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            riſt cap. 5.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Paul the Third, was not ſo much offended
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            at Copernicus, when he dedicated his Work
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            unto him.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">The Cardinal of Cuſa, does expreſly
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            maintain this Opinion.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Schombergius, the Cardinal of Capua, did,
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            with much importunity, and great approba-
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            tion, beg of Copernicus the Commentaries
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            that he writ in this kind. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And it ſeems the
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            Fathers of the Council of Trent, were not
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            ſuch conſident Defenders of Ptolemy’s Hy-
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            potheſis againſt Copernicus, as many now are.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">For ſpeaking of thoſe intricate Subtilties,
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            which the Fancies of Men had framed to
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            maintain the practice of the Church, they
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            compared them to Aſtronomers, (who (ſay
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            they) do fain Excentricks and Epicycles, and
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            ſuch Engines of the Orbs, to ſave the Phæ-
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            nomena; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">though they know there are no ſuch
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            things. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But now, becauſe this Opinion of
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            Copernicus, in later times, hath been ſo ſtrict-
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            ly forbidden, and puniſhed, it will concern
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            thoſe of that Religion, to take heed of med-
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            ling in the defence of it, but rather to ſub-
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            mit the liberty of their Reaſon, unto the</s>
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