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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            or Sight, which are Accidents, are not fit
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            to infer the like celerity in a material ſub-
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            ſtance. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And ſo likewiſe for the Light which
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            Ariſtotle himſelf, and with him the gene-
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            rality of Philoſophers, do for this very rea-
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            ſon prove not to be a Body, becauſe it
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            moves with ſuch ſwiftneſs, of which (it
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            ſeems) they thought a Body to be incapa-
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            ble. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Nay, the
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            Objector himſelf, in ano-ther place, ſpeaking of Light in reference
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            to a Subſtance, does ſay ; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Lumen eſt acci-
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            dens, ſic ſpecies rei viſæ, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">alia eſt ratio ſub-
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            ſtantiarum, alia accidentium.</s>
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            <note symbol="*" position="left" xlink:label="note-0330-01" xlink:href="note-0330-01a" xml:space="preserve">De Ani-
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            ma.l.2.c.7</note>
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            ſect.1.c.4.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">To that of the Bullet, we anſwer : </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">He
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            might as well have illuſtrated the ſwiſtneſs
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            of a Bullet, which will paſs four or five
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            miles in two minutes, by the motion of a
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            hand in a Watch, which paſſes two or three
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            inches in twelve hours; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">there being a grea-
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            ter diſproportion betwixt the motion of
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            the Heavens, and the ſwiftneſs of a Bul-
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            let, than there is betwixt the ſwiftneſs of
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            a Bùllet, and the motion of a Hand in a
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            Watch.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Arg. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Another Argument to this pur-
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            poſe, may be taken from the chief end of
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            the Diurnal and Annual Motions, which is
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            to diſtinguiſh betwixt Night and Day, Win-
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            ter and Summer; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and ſo conſequently, to
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            ſerve for the Commodities and Seaſons of
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            the habitable World. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Wherefore it may
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            ſeem more agreeable to the Wiſdom of
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            Providence, for to make the Earth as well
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            the efficient, as the final cauſe of this mo-</s>
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