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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            upon the Seas, and eſtabliſhed it upon the Floods:
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Of which Places, ſaith Calvin, Non diſput at
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            Philoſophicè David, de terræ ſitu; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſed popula-
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            riter loquens, ad rudium captum ſe accommodat: </s>
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            ’T was not David’s intent to ſpeak Philoſo-
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            phically concerning the Earth's ſcituation; </s>
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            but rather, by uſing a popular Phraſe, to
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            accommodate his Speech unto the Capacities
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            of the ruder People.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0226-05" xlink:href="note-0226-05a" xml:space="preserve">Pſ. 136. 6.
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            & 24. 2.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">In this ſenſe likewiſe are we to underſtand
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            all thoſe places of Scripture, wherein the
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            Coaſts of Heaven are denominated from the
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            relations of Before, Behind, the right hand,
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            or the left. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Which do not imply (ſaith
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            Scaliger) any abſolute difference in ſuch
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            places, but are ſpoken meerly in reference
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            to Mens eſtimations, and the common opi-
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            nion of thoſe People, for whom the Scrip-
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            tures were firſt penned. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus becauſe it
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            was the opinion of the Jewiſh Rabbies, that
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            Man was created with his Face to the Eaſt:
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            <s xml:space="preserve">therefore the Hebrew word םרק, ſignifies
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            Ante, or the Eaſt; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">רותא, Poſt, or the Weſt; </s>
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            ן’מ’, Dextra, or the South, לאמש, Sini-
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            ſtra, or the North. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">You may ſee all of
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            them put together in that place of Job, Be-
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            hold, I go forward, and he is not there; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and
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            backward, but I cannot perceive him; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">on the
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            left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot be-
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            hold him. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">He hideth himſelf on the right hand,
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            that I cannot ſee him. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Which expreſſions,
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            are by ſome Interpreters referred unto the
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            four Coaſts of Heaven, according to the
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            common uſe of thoſe original words. </s>
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