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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            above us were whirled about with ſuch a
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            mad celerity as our Adverſaries ſuppoſe;
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            <s xml:space="preserve">for then there would be but ſmall hopes, that
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            this little point of Earth ſhould eſcape from
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            the reſt.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0290-01" xlink:href="note-0290-01a" xml:space="preserve">Gilbert. de
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            Magn. l. 6.
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            c. 5.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">But ſuppoſing (ſaith * Roſſe) that this
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            Motion were natural to the Earth, yet it is
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            not natural to Towns and Buildings, for
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            theſe are Artificial.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0291-01" xlink:href="note-0291-01a" xml:space="preserve">Lib. 1. ſect.
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            1. cap. 3.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">To which I anſwer: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Ha, ha, ha.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Another Argument to this purpoſe, is
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            taken from the reſt and quietneſs of the Air
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            about us; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">which could not be, if there were
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            any ſuch ſwift Motion of the Earth. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">If a Man
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            riding upon a fleet Horſe, do perceive the
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            Air to beat againſt his Face, as if there
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            were a Wind, what a vehement Tempeſt
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            ſhould we continually feel from the Eaſt, if
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            the Earth were turned about with ſuch a
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            ſwift revolution as is ſuppoſed?</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Unto this ’tis uſually anſwered, That the
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            Air alſo is carried along with the ſame mo-
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            tion of the Earth: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For if the Concavity of
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            the Moon's Orb, which is of ſo ſmooth and
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            glabrous a Superficies, may (according to
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            our Adverſaries) drive along with it the
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            greateſt part of this Elementary World, all
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            the Regions of Fire, and all the vaſt upper
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            Regions of Air, and (as ſome will have it)
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            the two lower Regions, together with the
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            Sea likewiſe; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">for from hence (ſaith Alex.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Roſſe, lib. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſect. </s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">3.) </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">is it, that be-
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            twixt the Tropicks there is a conſtant Eaſtern
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            Wind, and a continual flowing of the Sea</s>
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