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 Eartb may be a Planet.
cellent Body, and the Centre is the beſt
place;
therefore ’tis likely the Sun is in the
Centre.
In the Frame of Nature (which
is ſuppoſed to be of an orbicular Form) there
are but two places of any eminency, the
Circumference and the Centre.
The Cir-
cumference being of ſo wide a capacity, can-
not ſo fitly be the peculiar Seat of a Body,
that is ſo little in reſpect of it:
And beſides,
that which is the moſt excellent part of the
World, ſhould be equally preſerved in it
ſelf, and ſhared in its Vertues by all the
other parts, which can only be done, by its
being placed in the midſt of them.
This is
intimated unto us, in that frequent Speech
of Plato, that the Soul of the World does
reſide in the innermoſt place of it:
And
that in Macrobius, who often compares theSatur-
nal. lib. I.
c.17, &c.
Sun in the World, to the Heart in a living
Creature.

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