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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            this opinion were
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            Clemens Alexandrinus,
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            Athanaſius,
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            Hillary,
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            Euſebius,
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            and others. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So that it ſeems, if a Man
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            ſhould reſolutely adhere to the bare words
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            of the Scripture, he might find contradi-
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            ction in it: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">of which, the natural meaning
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            is altogether incapable. </s>
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            S. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Jerome tells us
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            of ſome who would prove Stars to have
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            underſtanding, from that place in Iſa. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">45.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">12. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">My hands have ſtretched out the Heavens,
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            and all their Hoaſt have I commanded. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Now
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            (ſay they) none but intelligent Creatures are
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            capable of Precepts; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and therefore, the
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            Stars muſt needs have rational Souls. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Of
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            this opinion was
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            Philo the Jew: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">nay, ma-
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            ny of the Rabbies conclude, that they do
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            every hour ſing praiſes unto God, with an
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            audible real Voice. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But of that in Job 38.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">7. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">which ſpeaks of the Morning Stars ſing-
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            ing together. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">19. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">3, 4. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">where ’tis
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            faid of the Heavens, that there is no ſpeech
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            nor language where their Voice is not heard, and
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            their words are gone to the ends of the World. </s>
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            And whereas we tranſlate that place in the
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            tenth of Joſhua, concerning the ſtanding ſtill
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            of the Heavens; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">the original word, םרר,
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            does properly ſignify Silence; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and according
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            to their opinion, Joſhua did only bid them
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            hold their peace. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">From ſuch grounds, ’tis
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            likely did
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            Origen fetch his Opinion, that
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            the Stars ſhould be ſaved. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I might ſet down
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            many other the like Inſtances, were it not
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            for being already weary of raking into the
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            Errors of Antiquity, or uncovering the</s>
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