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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            curſu omnia terat, ſaith Calcagnius. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4838" xml:space="preserve">How-
            ever, though we fuppoſe the Etymology to
            be never fo true and genuine, yet it can at
            the beſt but ſhew what the more common
            opinion was of thoſe times when ſuch names
            were firſt impoſed.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s4840" xml:space="preserve">Ob. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4841" xml:space="preserve">But ſuppoſe all this were ſo, That
            the Earth had ſuch a diurnal Revolution;
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4842" xml:space="preserve">yet how is it conceivable, that it ſhould
            at the ſame time have two diſtinct Mo-
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4843" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4844" xml:space="preserve">I anſwer: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4845" xml:space="preserve">This may eaſily be apprehend-
            ed, if you conſider how both theſe Motions
            do tend the ſame way, from Weſt to Eaſt.
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4846" xml:space="preserve">Thus a Bowl being turned out of the hand,
            has two Motions in the Air; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4847" xml:space="preserve">one, whereby
            it is carried round; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4848" xml:space="preserve">the other, whereby it
            is caſt forward.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4849" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4850" xml:space="preserve">From what hath been delivered in this
            Chapter, the indifferent Reader may gather
            ſome ſatisſaction for thoſe Arguments which
            are uſually urged againſt this Diurnal Moti-
            on of the Earth.</s>
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