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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            humane Affairs, calls them, the VVorks
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            which are done under the Sun. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">From whence
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            it appears, that the Earth is below it; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and
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            therefore nearer to the Centre of the Uni-
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            verſe than the Sun.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0259-01" xlink:href="note-0259-01a" xml:space="preserve">Eccleſ. 1.
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            14, &c.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">I anſwer : </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Though the Sun, in compari-
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            ſon to the abſolute Frame of the World, be
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            in the midſt; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">yet this does not hinder, but
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            that in reſpect to our Earth, he may be tru-
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            ly ſaid to be above it, becauſe we uſually
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            meaſure the height or lowneſs of any thing,
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            by its being further off, or nearer unto this
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            Centre of our Earth. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">From which, ſince
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            the Sun is ſo remote, it may properly be af-
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            firmed, that we are under it ; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">though not-
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            withſtanding that be in the Centre of the
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            World.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">A ſecond Argument of the ſame kind, is
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            urged by Fromondus.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis requiſite, that Hell (which is in the
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            Centre of the Earth) ſhould be moſt re-
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            motely ſcituated from the Seat of the Bleſ-
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            ſed. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But now this Heaven, which is the
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            Seat of the Bleſſed, is concentrical to the
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            ſtarry Sphere. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And therefore it will ſollow,
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            that our Earth muſt be in the midſt of this
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            Sphere; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and ſo conſequently in the Centre
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            of the World.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0259-02" xlink:href="note-0259-02a" xml:space="preserve">Antar. c.
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            12. item
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            Veft.traft.
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            s.c.2.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">I anſwer : </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">This Argument is grounded
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            upon theſe uncertainties ;</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">That Hell muſt needs be ſcituated in
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            the Centre of our Earth.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">That the Heaven of the Bleſſed, muſt
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            needs be concentrical to that oſ the Stars.</s>
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