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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            but declinare, or vacillare, to decline or ſlip
            aſide from its natural courſe. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3799" xml:space="preserve">Thus it is
            uſed by David, Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3800" xml:space="preserve">17.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3801" xml:space="preserve">5. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3802" xml:space="preserve">where he prays,
            Hold up my goings in thy Paths, ןטמגלב
            that my Foot-ſteps ſlide not. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3803" xml:space="preserve">He does
            not mean that his feet ſhould not move. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3804" xml:space="preserve">So
            Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3805" xml:space="preserve">121. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3806" xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3807" xml:space="preserve">He will not ſuffer thy foot to be
            moved. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3808" xml:space="preserve">Thus likewiſe, Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3809" xml:space="preserve">16.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3810" xml:space="preserve">8. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3811" xml:space="preserve">Becauſe
            the Lord is at my right band, I ſhall not be
            moved: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3812" xml:space="preserve">which laſt place is tranſlated in the
            New Teſtament, by the Greek word {οα-
              <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0256-01" xlink:href="note-0256-01a" xml:space="preserve">Act.2.25.</note>
            λευω, which ſignifies fluctuare, or vacillare,
            to be ſhaken by ſuch an uncertain motion,
            as the Waves of the Sea. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3813" xml:space="preserve">Now, as David's
            feet may have their uſual motion, and yet
            in this ſenſe be ſaid not to move, that is,
            not to decline or ſlip aſide : </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3814" xml:space="preserve">ſo neither can
            the ſame phraſe, applied to the Earth, prove
            it to be immovable.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3815" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3816" xml:space="preserve">Nor do I ſee any reaſon, why that of
            Didacus Aſtunica, may not be truly aſſir-
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              an Job.</note>
            med, That we may prove the natural
            motion of the Earth, from that place in
            Job 6.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3817" xml:space="preserve">9. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3818" xml:space="preserve">Qui commovet terram è loco ſuo,
            as well as its reſt and immobility from
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3819" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3820" xml:space="preserve">From all which, it is very evident, that
            each of theſe expreſſions, concerning the
            founding or eſtabliſbing both of Heaven or
            Earth, were not intended to ſhew the un-
            movableneſs of either, but rather, to ma-
            niſeſt the Power and Wiſdom of Provi-
            dence, who had ſo ſetled theſe parts of </s>