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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          <head xml:space="preserve">PROP. V.</head>
          <head style="it" xml:space="preserve">That the Scripture, in its proper conſtru-
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          ction, does not any where affirm the
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          Immobility of the Earth.</head>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">THe ſame Anſwer which was inſiſted on
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            before, concerning the conformity of
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            Scripture-expreſſions, to Mens capacity and
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            common opinion, may well enough ſatisfy
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            all thoſe Arguments, which ſeem thence to
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            affirm the Earth's ſetledneſs and immobili-
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            ty; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſince this is as well agreeable to out-
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            ward appearance, and vulgar apprehenſion,
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            as the other.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">But now, for more full ſatisfaction, I
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            ſhall ſet down the particular places that are
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            urged for it; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">which being throughly exa-
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            mined, we may plainly diſcern, that none
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            of them, in their proper meaning, will ſerve
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            to infer any ſuch concluſion.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">One of theſe ſayings, is that of the
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            Preacher, Eccleſ. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">4. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">One Generation com-
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            eth, and another paſſeth, but the Earth en-
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            dureth for ever; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">where the original word is,
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            תרטע, and the vulgar, ſtat; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">from whence
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            our
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            Adverſaries conclude, that it is im-moveable.</s>
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            <note symbol="*" position="left" xlink:label="note-0246-01" xlink:href="note-0246-01a" xml:space="preserve">Valleſius
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            Sacr. Phil.
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            c.ip. 62.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0246-02" xlink:href="note-0246-02a" xml:space="preserve">Fuller,
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            Miſcell.
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            l.1.c.15</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0246-03" xlink:href="note-0246-03a" xml:space="preserve">Pineda,
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            Cimment.
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            inlicum.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">I anſwer: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The meaning of the word, as
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            it is here applied, is permanet; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">or as we</s>
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