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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            aftervvards, both of them being carried to
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            (Gg), then Jupiter vvill appear at (s),
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            as if by a haſty motion he had returned
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            from his former Courſe the ſpace (xs):
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Both of them paſſing to (Hh), this Planet
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            vvill ſtill ſeem to be ſvviftly Retrograde, and
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            appear in the Point at (p); </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but vvhen they
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            come to the Points (Ii), Jupiter vvill then
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            ſeem to be ſlovver in this Motion, and to
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            have only paſſed the ſpace (pn). </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Both of
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            them being transferred to (Kk), Jupiter
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            vvill then appear in the Zodiack at (o), as
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            being again Direct, going forvvard accord-
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            ing to the order of the Signs; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and vvhile
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            the Earth did paſs the Arch (IK), Jupiter
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            then remain’d betvveen the Points (no),
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            and ſo conſequently, did again ſeem to be
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            Stationary. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Both of them coming to (Ll),
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            and thenceto (Mm), Jupiter vvill ſtill ap-
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            pear Direct, and to have gone forvvard in
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            the Zodiack from (q) to (t). </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So that all
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            the ſpace vvherein Jupiter is Retrograde, is
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            repreſented by the Arch (nz). </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">In vvhich
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            ſpace, he himſelf moves in his ovvn Orb, the
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            Arch (ei), and ſo the Earth in its Orb, a
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            proportional ſpace (EI).</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">As it hath been ſaid of this Planet, ſo like-
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            vviſe is it appliable to the other. </s>
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            Mars, Venus, Mercury; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">all vvhich are thus
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            made to appear direct, ſtationary, and retro-
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            grade, by the motion of our Earth, vvith-
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            out the help of thoſe Epycicles and Eccen-
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            tricks, and ſuch unneceſſary Wheel-vvork,
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            vvherevvith Ptolomy hath filled the Heavens.</s>
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