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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            <s xml:id="echoid-s4681" xml:space="preserve">Arg. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4682" xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4683" xml:space="preserve">The Air which is next the Earth,
            would be purer, as being rarified with Mo-
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4684" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4685" xml:space="preserve">Arg. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4686" xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4687" xml:space="preserve">If the Earth did move the Air, it
            would cauſe ſome ſound; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4688" xml:space="preserve">but this is no more
            audible, than Pythagoras his Harmony of the
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4689" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4690" xml:space="preserve">Arg. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4691" xml:space="preserve">4. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4692" xml:space="preserve">’Twould have been in vain for
            Nature to have endowed the Heavens with
            all conditions requiſite for motion, if they
            had been to ſtand ſtill: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4693" xml:space="preserve">As, firſt, they have
            a round Figure. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4694" xml:space="preserve">Secondly, They have nei-
            ther gravity nor levity. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4695" xml:space="preserve">Thirdly, They
            are incorruptible. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4696" xml:space="preserve">Fourthly, They have
            no contrary.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4697" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4698" xml:space="preserve">Arg. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4699" xml:space="preserve">5. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4700" xml:space="preserve">All ſimilary parts are of the ſame
            nature with the whole: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4701" xml:space="preserve">But each part of
            the Earth does reſt in its place; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4702" xml:space="preserve">therefore
            alfo doth the whole.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4703" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4704" xml:space="preserve">Arg. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4705" xml:space="preserve">6. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4706" xml:space="preserve">The Sun in the World, is as the
            Heart in a Man's Body: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4707" xml:space="preserve">But the Motion of
            the Heart ceaſing, none of the Members do
            ſtir; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4708" xml:space="preserve">therefore alſo if the Sun ſhould ſtand
            ſtill, the other parts of the World would be
            without motion.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4709" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4710" xml:space="preserve">Arg. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4711" xml:space="preserve">7. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4712" xml:space="preserve">The Sun and Heavens, do work
            upon theſe inferior Bodies by their Light
            and Motion. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4713" xml:space="preserve">So the Moon does operate up-
            on the Sea.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4714" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4715" xml:space="preserve">Arg. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4716" xml:space="preserve">8. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4717" xml:space="preserve">The Earth is the Foundation of
            Buildings; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4718" xml:space="preserve">and therefore muſt be firm and
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4719" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4720" xml:space="preserve">Arg. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4721" xml:space="preserve">9. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4722" xml:space="preserve">’Tis the conſtant opinion of Di-
            vines, that the Heavens ſhall reſt after </s>