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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            and it abideth. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus likewiſe, Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">104. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">5.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Who laid the Foundations of the Earth, that it
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            ſhould not be removed for ever. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The latter of
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            which, being well weighed in its Original,
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            (ſaith Mr. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Fuller) does in three emphatical
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            words, ſtrongly conclude the Earth's im-
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            mobility.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0253-01" xlink:href="note-0253-01a" xml:space="preserve">Miſcel l.1.
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            c.15.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">As firſt, when he ſays, רט’ fundavit, he
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            hath founded it: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">wherein it is implied, that
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            it does not change its place. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">To which may
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            be added all thoſe Texts, which ſo frequent-
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            ly ſpeak of the Foundations of the Earth; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">as
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            alſo that expreſſion of the Pſalmiſt, where
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            he mentions the Pillars of the Earth, Pſalm.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">75. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">3.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">The ſecond word is (ה’גרבמ), tranſla-
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            ted Baſis; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and by the Septuagint, ’{ἐπὶ} τ{ιὼ}
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            ασφάλ{ει}αν ὰυτῦs;</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">; that is, he hath founded
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            it upon its own firmneſs; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and therefore it is
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            altogether without motion.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">The third expreſſion is טומת♑לב, from
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            the Root, טומ, which ſignifies declinare;
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">implying, that it could not wag with the
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            leaſt kind of declination.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">To theſe I anſwer ſeverally:</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Firſt, For the word, רם’ fundavit, It can-
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            not be underſtood properly, as if the natu-
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            tural Frame of the Earth, like other artiſi-
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            cial Buildings, did need any bottom to up-
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            hold it; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">for he hangeth the Earth upon no-
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            thing, Job 26. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">7. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But it is a Metaphor, and
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            ſignifies God's placing or ſcituating this
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            Globe of Land and Water. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">As David tells
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            us of the Pillars of the Earth: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſo Job men-</s>
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