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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            hence it is, that many of the Ancients have
            concluded Hell to be in the North, which is
            ſignified by the left hand: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3218" xml:space="preserve">unto which ſide
            our Saviour tells us, that the Goats ſhall be
            divided. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3219" xml:space="preserve">Which opinion likewiſe ſeems to
              <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0228-01" xlink:href="note-0228-01a" xml:space="preserve">Mat. 25. 33</note>
            be favoured by that place in Job, where ’tis
            ſaid, Hell is naked before God, and deſtruction
              <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0228-02" xlink:href="note-0228-02a" xml:space="preserve">Job 26. 6, 7</note>
            hath no covering. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3220" xml:space="preserve">And preſently ’tis added,
            He ſtretched out the North over the empty place.
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3221" xml:space="preserve">Upon theſe grounds, St. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3222" xml:space="preserve">Jerome interprets
            that Speech of the Preacher, Eccleſ. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3223" xml:space="preserve">11. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3224" xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3225" xml:space="preserve">
            If the Tree fall toward the South, or towards
            the North, in the place where the Tree falleth,
            there ſhall it be. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3226" xml:space="preserve">Concerning thoſe who ſhall
            go either to Heaven or Hell. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3227" xml:space="preserve">And in this
            ſenſe alſo do ſome expound that of Zacha-
            ry 14. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3228" xml:space="preserve">4. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3229" xml:space="preserve">where ’tis ſaid, that the Mount of
            Olives ſhall cleave in the midſt; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3230" xml:space="preserve">half of it ſhall
            remove towards the North, and half of it to-
            wards the South. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3231" xml:space="preserve">By which is intimated,
            that amongſt thoſe Gentiles, who ſhall take
            upon them the Profeſſion of Chriſt, there are
            two ſorts; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3232" xml:space="preserve">Some that go to the North, that
            is, to Hell; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3233" xml:space="preserve">and others to the South, that is,
            to Heaven. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3234" xml:space="preserve">And therefore it is (ſay they)
            that God ſo often threatens Evil out
              <note symbol="*" position="left" xlink:label="note-0228-03" xlink:href="note-0228-03a" xml:space="preserve">Jer. 1. 14,
              15. item c.
              4. 6 & 6. 1.</note>
            the North: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3235" xml:space="preserve">And upon this ground it is,
            (ſaith Beſoldus) that there is no
              <note symbol="" position="left" xlink:label="note-0228-04" xlink:href="note-0228-04a" xml:space="preserve">Li. de
              nat. popul.
            that worſhips that way. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3236" xml:space="preserve">We read of the
            Mahumetans, that they adore towards the
            South; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3237" xml:space="preserve">the Jews towards the Weſt; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3238" xml:space="preserve">Cbri-
            ſtians towards the Eaſt, but none to the
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