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

Page concordance

< >
Scan Original
301 121
302 122
303 123
304 124
305 125
306 126
307 127
308 128
309 129
310 130
311 131
312 132
313 133
314 134
315 135
316 136
317 137
318 138
319 139
320 140
321 141
322 142
323 143
324 144
325 145
326 146
327 147
328 148
329 149
330 150
< >
page |< < (122) of 370 > >|
That the Earth may be a Planet.
    <echo version="1.0RC">
      <text xml:lang="en" type="free">
        <div type="section" level="1" n="63">
          <p>
            <s xml:space="preserve">
              <pb o="122" file="0302" n="302" rhead="That the Earth may be a Planet."/>
            but that it may be ſo vvith the Earth alſo:
              <lb/>
            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">which if any deny, he muſt ſhevv a rea-
              <lb/>
            ſon vvhy in this reſpect they ſhould be
              <lb/>
            unlike.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve"/>
          </p>
          <p>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Yea, but though the Earth did move
              <lb/>
            round, vvhat ground is there to affirm, that
              <lb/>
            thoſe Bodies vvhich are ſevered from it, as
              <lb/>
            a Bullet, or the Clouds, ſhould follovv it
              <lb/>
            in the ſame courſe?</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve"/>
          </p>
          <p>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I anſvver: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thoſe Spots vvhich are diſco-
              <lb/>
            vered about the Sun, and are thought to be
              <lb/>
            Clouds or Evaporations from his Body, are
              <lb/>
            obſerved to be carried about according to
              <lb/>
            his Revolution. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus the Moon is turned
              <lb/>
            round by our Earth; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">the four leſſer Planets
              <lb/>
            by the Body of Jupiter. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Nay, thus all the
              <lb/>
            Planets, in their ſeveral Orbs, are moved a-
              <lb/>
            bout by the Revolution of the Sun upon
              <lb/>
            its ovvn Axis (ſaith Keplar) and there-
              <lb/>
            fore much more may an Arrovv, or Bul-
              <lb/>
            let, be carried round by the Magnetical Mo-
              <lb/>
            tion of our Earth.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve"/>
          </p>
          <p>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The ſecond vvay, vvhereby ſome anſvver
              <lb/>
            unto the Inſtances of this Argument, is,
              <lb/>
            by ſhewing the like Motions of other
              <lb/>
            things, within ſome Room of a ſailing Ship.
              <lb/>
            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus Experience teaches, (ſay they) that
              <lb/>
            a Candle, as alſo the Fumes that come from
              <lb/>
            it, will always keep the ſame ſcituation, in
              <lb/>
            the ſwifteſt motion of a Ship, as if it did
              <lb/>
            reſt immovably, and the Flame will not
              <lb/>
            more eſpecially bend one way, or have any
              <lb/>
            troubled ſluctuation, but burn as ſtreight and
              <lb/>
            quietly, as if it did ſtand ſtill. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Again, it</s>
          </p>
        </div>
      </text>
    </echo>