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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            the Cannon vvhich is upon the Earth, toge-
            ther vvith the Bullet in it, do partake of the
            ſame Circular Motion vvith the Earth; </s>
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            this perhaps our Adverſaries vvill grant,
            vvhilſt vve ſuppoſe the Bullet to remain
            ſtill in the Cannon, all the difficulty vvill
            be, to ſhevv hovv it muſt neceſſarily obſerve
            the ſame motion, vvhen it is ſhot out into
            the open Air.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">For the better explication of this, you may
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            note this follovving Figure.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0308-01" xlink:href="note-0308-01a" xml:space="preserve">Gallil. Syſt
            Collaq. 2.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Where vve ſuppoſe AC to be a Cannon
            perpendicularly erected, vvith a Bullet in it
            at B; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">vvhich if it vvere immovable, vve
            grant that the Bullet being diſcharged, muſt
            aſcend in a juft perpendicular. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But novv,
            conceive this Cannon to move along vvith
            the Earth, then in that ſpace of time, vvhile
            the Bullet, by the force of the Povvder, is
            aſcending to the top of the Bore, the Can-</s>