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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26484That the Earth may be a Planet. it follows rather on the contrary, That theſe
Circles are equally diſtant and proportional
in their parts, in reſpect of the Earth, be-
cauſe it is our Eye that deſcribes them about
the Centre of it.
So that though a far greater part of the
World did appear at one time than at ano-
ther;
yet in reſpect of thoſe Circles which
our Eye deſcribes about the Earth, all that
we could ſee at once, would ſeem to be but
a perfect Hemiſphere:
As may be manifeſted
by this following Figure.
9[Figure 9]
Where if we ſuppoſe A to be our Earth,
BCDE one of the great Circles

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