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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            <s xml:id="echoid-s904" xml:space="preserve">But, in my following Diſcourſe, I ſhall moſt
            inſiſt on the Obſervation of Galilæus, the In-
            ventor of that Famous Perſpective, whereby
            we may diſcern the Heavens hard by us; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s905" xml:space="preserve">where-
            by thoſe things which others have formerly
            gueſt at, are manifeſted to the Eye, and plain-
            ly diſcover’d beyond exception or doubt; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s906" xml:space="preserve">of
            which admirable invention, theſe latter Ages of
            the World may juſtly Boaſt, and for this, ex-
            pect to be Celebrated by Poſterity. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s907" xml:space="preserve">’Tis re-
            lated of Eudoxus, that he wiſhed himſelf burnt
            with Phaeton, ſo he might ſtand over the Sun
            to contemplate itsNature; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s908" xml:space="preserve">had he liv’d in theſe
            days, he might have enjoyed his wiſh at an ea-
            ſier rate, and ſcaling the Heavens by this Glaſs,
            might plainly have diſcern’d what he ſo much
            deſir’d. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s909" xml:space="preserve">Keplar conſidering thoſe ſtrange diſ-
            coveries which this Perſpective had made,
            could not chooſe but cry out in a Πρ ηοΠ ποΠΗα & </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s910" xml:space="preserve">
            Rapture of Admiration, O multiſcium & </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s911" xml:space="preserve">quo-
              <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0070-01" xlink:href="note-0070-01a" xml:space="preserve">De macula
              in ſole obſer.</note>
            vis ſceptro pretioſus perſpicillum! an qui te dexte-
            râ tenet, ille non dominus conſtituatur operum Dei?
            <s xml:id="echoid-s912" xml:space="preserve">And Foannes Fabricius, an Elegant Writer,
            ſpeaking oſ the ſame Glaſs, and for this In-
            vention, preferring our Age beſore thoſe for-
            mer Times of greater Ignorance, ſays thus; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s913" xml:space="preserve">
            Adeo ſumus ſuperiors veteribus, ut quam illi car-
            minis magici pronunciatu demiſſam repreſentâſſe
            putantur, nos non tantum innocenter demittamus,
            ſed etiam familiari quodam intuitu ejus quaſi con-
            ditionem intueamur. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s914" xml:space="preserve">‘So much are we above
            ‘ the Ancients, that whereas they were fain
            ‘ by their Magical Charms to repreſent the
            ‘ Moons approach, we cannot only bring her
            ‘ lower with a greater Innocence, but may </s>