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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            hence it is, that many of the Ancients have
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            concluded Hell to be in the North, which is
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            ſignified by the left hand: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">unto which ſide
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            our Saviour tells us, that the Goats ſhall be
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            divided. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Which opinion likewiſe ſeems to
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            be favoured by that place in Job, where ’tis
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            ſaid, Hell is naked before God, and deſtruction
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            hath no covering. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And preſently ’tis added,
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            He ſtretched out the North over the empty place.
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Upon theſe grounds, St. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Jerome interprets
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            that Speech of the Preacher, Eccleſ. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">11. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
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            If the Tree fall toward the South, or towards
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            the North, in the place where the Tree falleth,
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            there ſhall it be. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Concerning thoſe who ſhall
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            go either to Heaven or Hell. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And in this
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            ſenſe alſo do ſome expound that of Zacha-
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            ry 14. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">4. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">where ’tis ſaid, that the Mount of
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            Olives ſhall cleave in the midſt; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">half of it ſhall
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            remove towards the North, and half of it to-
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            wards the South. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">By which is intimated,
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            that amongſt thoſe Gentiles, who ſhall take
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            upon them the Profeſſion of Chriſt, there are
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            two ſorts; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Some that go to the North, that
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            is, to Hell; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and others to the South, that is,
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            to Heaven. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And therefore it is (ſay they)
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            that God ſo
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            often threatens Evil out of
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            the North: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And upon this ground it is,
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            (ſaith
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            Beſoldus) that there is no Religion
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            that worſhips that way. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">We read of the
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            Mahumetans, that they adore towards the
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            South; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">the Jews towards the Weſt; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Cbri-
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            ſtians towards the Eaſt, but none to the
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            North.</s>
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            <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0227-01" xlink:href="note-0227-01a" xml:space="preserve">Subtil.
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            Exercit.
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            67.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0227-02" xlink:href="note-0227-02a" xml:space="preserve">Job 23. 8,
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            9.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0228-01" xlink:href="note-0228-01a" xml:space="preserve">Mat. 25. 33</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0228-02" xlink:href="note-0228-02a" xml:space="preserve">Job 26. 6, 7</note>
            <note symbol="*" position="left" xlink:label="note-0228-03" xlink:href="note-0228-03a" xml:space="preserve">Jer. 1. 14,
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            15. item c.
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            4. 6 & 6. 1.</note>
            <note symbol="" position="left" xlink:label="note-0228-04" xlink:href="note-0228-04a" xml:space="preserve">Li. de
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            nat. popul.
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            ca.
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            4.</note>
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