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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            Moon. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So Pſalm. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">8. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Moon and the
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            Stars, התגגרב רשא, which [thou haſt eſta-
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            bliſhed.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">] Thus likewiſe, Prov.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">8.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">27. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">when be
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            eſtabliſhed the Heavens: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And in the next
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            Verſe, our Engliſh Tranſlation reads it,
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            when he eſtabliſhed the Clouds. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And yet our
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            Adverſaries will affirm the Moon, and Stars,
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            and Clouds, to be ſubject unto natural Mo-
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            tions: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Why then ſhould the very ſame ex-
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            preſſions be counted as ſuſſicient Arguments
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            to take it away from the Earth?</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">If it be replied; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">That by eſtabliſhing the
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            Heavens, is meant only the holding of them
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            up, that they do not fall down to us, (as
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            Lorinus explains that in Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">8. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and quotes
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            Euthymius for the ſame interpretation)
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            Fundandi verbum ſignificat decidere non poſſe,
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            aut dimoteri a loco ubi collocata ſunt. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I an-
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            ſwer, Why may not we as well interpret
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            the words thus of the Earth; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſo that by
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            eſtabliſhing of it, is meant only the keep-
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            ing of it up in the vaſt places of the open
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            Air, without falling to any other place.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0252-01" xlink:href="note-0252-01a" xml:space="preserve">Lorinus
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            Comment.
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            in Pſ.8.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">From hence it is plain, That theſe Scrip-
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            tures are to be underſtood of ſuch an im-
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            mobility in the Earth, as may likewiſe a-
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            gree with the Heavens: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">the ſame original
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            word being ſo promiſcuouſly applied to
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            both.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">I, but (you will ſay) there are ſome other
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            places which do more peculiarly apply this
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            ſetledneſs and eſtabliſhment to the Earth.
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">1 19. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">9. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thy Faithfulneſs is unto all
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            Generations: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thou haſt eſtabliſhed the Earth,</s>
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