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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          <head xml:space="preserve">The Propoſitions that are proved in
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          this Diſcourſe.</head>
          <head xml:space="preserve">PROPOSITION I.</head>
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            Hat the ſtrangeneſs of this Opinion is no Suffi-
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            cient Reaſon why it ſhould be Rejected, be-
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            cauſe other certain Truths have been formerly eſtee-
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            med ridiculous, and great Abſurdities entertai-
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            ned by common conſent. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">By way of Preface.</s>
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          <head xml:space="preserve">PROP. II.</head>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">That a Plurality of Worlds does not contradict
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            any Principle of Reaſon or Faith.</s>
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          <head xml:space="preserve">PROP. III.</head>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">That the Heavens do not conſiſt of any ſuch
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            pure matter which can priviledge them from the
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            like change and Gorruption, as theſe inferiour Bo-
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            dies are liable unto.</s>
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          <head xml:space="preserve">PROP. IV.</head>
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            Body.</s>
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          <head xml:space="preserve">PROP. V.</head>
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          <head xml:space="preserve">PROP. VI.</head>
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            the direct Opinion of many Ancients, with ſome
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            Modern Mathematicians, and may probably be
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            deduced ſrom the Tenents of others.</s>
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