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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            <s xml:id="echoid-s3683" xml:space="preserve">
              <pb o="72" file="0252" n="252" rhead="That the Earth may be a Planet."/>
            Moon. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3684" xml:space="preserve">So Pſalm. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3685" xml:space="preserve">8. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3686" xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3687" xml:space="preserve">The Moon and the
            Stars, התגגרב רשא, which [thou haſt eſta-
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3688" xml:space="preserve">] Thus likewiſe, Prov.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3689" xml:space="preserve">8.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3690" xml:space="preserve">27. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3691" xml:space="preserve">when be
            eſtabliſhed the Heavens: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3692" xml:space="preserve">And in the next
            Verſe, our Engliſh Tranſlation reads it,
            when he eſtabliſhed the Clouds. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3693" xml:space="preserve">And yet our
            Adverſaries will affirm the Moon, and Stars,
            and Clouds, to be ſubject unto natural Mo-
            tions: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3694" xml:space="preserve">Why then ſhould the very ſame ex-
            preſſions be counted as ſuſſicient Arguments
            to take it away from the Earth?</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3695" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3696" xml:space="preserve">If it be replied; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3697" xml:space="preserve">That by eſtabliſhing the
            Heavens, is meant only the holding of them
            up, that they do not fall down to us, (as
            Lorinus explains that in Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3698" xml:space="preserve">8. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3699" xml:space="preserve">and quotes
              <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0252-01" xlink:href="note-0252-01a" xml:space="preserve">Lorinus
              in Pſ.8.</note>
            Euthymius for the ſame interpretation)
            Fundandi verbum ſignificat decidere non poſſe,
            aut dimoteri a loco ubi collocata ſunt. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3700" xml:space="preserve">I an-
            ſwer, Why may not we as well interpret
            the words thus of the Earth; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3701" xml:space="preserve">ſo that by
            eſtabliſhing of it, is meant only the keep-
            ing of it up in the vaſt places of the open
            Air, without falling to any other place.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3702" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3703" xml:space="preserve">From hence it is plain, That theſe Scrip-
            tures are to be underſtood of ſuch an im-
            mobility in the Earth, as may likewiſe a-
            gree with the Heavens: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3704" xml:space="preserve">the ſame original
            word being ſo promiſcuouſly applied to
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3705" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3706" xml:space="preserve">I, but (you will ſay) there are ſome other
            places which do more peculiarly apply this
            ſetledneſs and eſtabliſhment to the Earth.
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3707" xml:space="preserve">So Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3708" xml:space="preserve">1 19. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3709" xml:space="preserve">9. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3710" xml:space="preserve">Thy Faithfulneſs is unto all
            Generations: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3711" xml:space="preserve">Thou haſt eſtabliſhed the </s>