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 Moon may be a World.
of the Hegheſt. Nay, Solinus (whom I ſhould
Pely. biſtor.
6. 21.
rather believe in this kind) affirms, that this
Mountain gives his ſhadow quite over the Sea,
from Macedon to the Iſle of Lemnos, which is
700 Furlongs, or 84 Miles, and yet according
to the common Reckoning, it doth ſcarce reach
4 Miles up wards, in its Perpendicular height.
2. I affirm, that there are very high Moun-
tains in the Moon.
Keplar and Galilæus think,
that they are higher than any which are upon
our Earth.
But I am not of their Opinion in this,
becauſe I ſuppoſe they go upon a falſe Ground,
whilſt they Conceive, that the higheſt Moun-
tain upon the Earth is not above a Mile Per-
pendicular.

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