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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            which our Adverſaries would collect from
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            hence, that it is without motion.</s>
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            <note symbol="*" position="left" xlink:label="note-0248-03" xlink:href="note-0248-03a" xml:space="preserve">Perplex.
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            l. 2. c. 29.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">But Mr. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Fuller urging this Text againſt Co-
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            pernicus, tells us; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">If any ſhould interpret
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            theſe Phraſes, concerning the Earth's ſtand-
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            ing ſtill, verſ. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">4. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and the Sun's motion,
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            verſ. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">5. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">in reference only to appearance and
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            common opinion, he muſt neceſſarily alſo
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            underſtand thoſe two other Verſes, which
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            mention the motion of the Wind and Ri-
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            vers, in the ſame ſenſe. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">As if he ſhould ſay,
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            becauſe ſome things appear otherwiſe than
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            they are, therefore every thing is otherwiſe
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            than it appears: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">or, becauſe Scripture ſpeaks
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            of ſome natural things, as they are eſteemed
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            according to Man's falſe conceit; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">therefore
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            ’tis neceſſary, that every natural thing men-
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            tioned in Scripture, muſt be interpreted in
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            the like ſenſe: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">or, becauſe in one place we
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            read of the ends of a Staff, 1 Kings 8. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">8.
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and in many other places, of the ends of
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            the Earth, and the ends of Heaven: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">There-
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            fore the Earth and Heavens have as properly
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            ends, as a Staff. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis the very ſame Conſe-
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            quence with that in the Objection. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Becauſe
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            in this place of Eccleſiaſtes, we read of the
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            reſt of the Earth, and the motion of the
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            Sun; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">therefore, theſe Phraſes muſt needs
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            be underſtood in the ſame proper conſtru-
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            ction as thoſe afterwards, where Motion
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            was attributed to the Wind and Rivers. </s>
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            Which Inference you ſee is ſo weak, that the
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            Objector need not triumph ſo much in its
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            ſtrength as he doth.</s>
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