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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            being meant only of this habitable World,
            the Earth.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3656" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3657" xml:space="preserve">I anſwer: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3658" xml:space="preserve">Firſt, This is only ſaid, not
            proved. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3659" xml:space="preserve">Secondly, David, but a little be-
            fore, ſeems to make a difference between the
            World and the Earth, Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3660" xml:space="preserve">90. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3661" xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3662" xml:space="preserve">where he
            ſays, Before thou hadſt formed the Earth and
            the V Vorld. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3663" xml:space="preserve">But, thirdly, in another place,
            there is the ſame original word applied ex-
            preſly to the Heavens; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3664" xml:space="preserve">and which is yet
            more, the ſame place does likewiſe mention
            this ſuppoſed ſetledneſs of the Earth; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3665" xml:space="preserve">Prov.
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3666" xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3667" xml:space="preserve">19. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3668" xml:space="preserve">The Lord by Wiſdom hath founded the
            Earth: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3669" xml:space="preserve">and by Underſtanding, bath be eſtabliſhed
            the Heavens. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3670" xml:space="preserve">So that theſe places can no
            more prove an immobility in the Earth than
            in the Heavens.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3671" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3672" xml:space="preserve">If you yet reply, That by the Heavens
            there, is meant the Seat of the Bleſſed, which
            does not move with the reſt.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3673" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3674" xml:space="preserve">I anſwer: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3675" xml:space="preserve">Tho by ſuch an evaſion, a Man
            might poſſibly avoid the force of this place:
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3676" xml:space="preserve">yet, firſt, ’tis but a groundleſs ſhift: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3677" xml:space="preserve">becauſe
            then, that Verſe will not contain a full enu-
            meration of the parts in the World, as may
            ſeem more agreeable to the intention of it; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3678" xml:space="preserve">
            but only ſhew, that God created this Earth
            where we live, and the Heaven of Heavens. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3679" xml:space="preserve">
            So that the Heaven of the Stars and Planets,
            ſhall be ſhifted out from the number of the
            other Creatures. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3680" xml:space="preserve">Secondly, There is ano-
            ther place which cannot be ſo avoided,
            Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3681" xml:space="preserve">89. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3682" xml:space="preserve">37. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3683" xml:space="preserve">where the Pſalmiſt uſes this
            expreſſion, ןרב’, It ſhall be eſtabliſhed as </s>