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 Eartb may be a Planet.
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            the like Artificial Inſtruments of Moti-
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            on.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">There be ſundry other Particulars, where-
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            by this Opinion concerning the Sun's being
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            in the Centre, may be ſtrongly evidenced;
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Which becauſe they relate unto ſeveral Mo-
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            tions alſo, cannot therefore properly be in-
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            fiſted on in this place. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">You may eaſily e-
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            nough diſcern them, by conſidering the
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            whole Frame of the Heavens, as they are
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            according to the Syſteme of Copernicus; </s>
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            wherein all thoſe probable Reſolutions that
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            are given for divers appearances amongſt
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            the Planets, do mainly depend upon this
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            Suppoſition, that the Sun is in the Centre. </s>
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            Which Arguments (were there no other)
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            might be abundantly enough for the confir-
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            mation of it. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But for the greater plenty,
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            there are likewiſe theſe Probabilities conſi-
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            derable.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">It may ſeem agreeable to reaſon, That
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            the Light which is diffuſed in ſeveral Stars
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            through the Circumference of the World,
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            ſhould be more eminently contained, and
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            (as it were) contracted in the Centre of
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            it, which can only be by placing the Sun
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            there.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis an Argument of
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            Clavius, and
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            ſrequently urged by our Adverſaries, That
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            the moſt natural ſcituation of the Sun's Bo-
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            dy was in the midſt, betwixt the other Pla-
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            nets; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and that for this Reaſon, becauſe
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            from thence he might more conveniently di-
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            ſtribute amongſt them both his Light and</s>
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