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-s5507" xml:space="preserve">Media inter prælia ſemper,
              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0363-01" xlink:href="note-0363-01a" xml:space="preserve">Lucan.
            Stellarum, Cœliq; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5508" xml:space="preserve">plagis, ſuperiſq; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5509" xml:space="preserve">vacavit.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s5511" xml:space="preserve">He always leiſure found, amidſt his Wars,
            To mark the Coaſts of Heav’n, & </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5512" xml:space="preserve">learn the ſtars.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5513" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5514" xml:space="preserve">And for this reaſon likewiſe did Seneca,
            amidſt the continual noiſe and busſle of the
            Court, betake himſelf to this Recreation:</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5515" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5516" xml:space="preserve">O quam juvabat, quo nihil majus, parens
            Natura gennit, operis immenſi artifex,
            Cœlum intueri Solis, & </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5517" xml:space="preserve">curros ſacros
            Mundiq; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5518" xml:space="preserve">motus, Solis alternas vices,
            Orbemq; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5519" xml:space="preserve">Pheobes, Aſtra quem cingunt vaga
            Lateq; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5520" xml:space="preserve">fulgens ætheris magni decus.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5521" xml:space="preserve">O what a pleaſure was it to ſurvay
            Natures chief Work, the Heavens; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5522" xml:space="preserve">where we may
            View the alternate Courſes of the Sun,
            The ſacred Chariots, how the World does run;
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5523" xml:space="preserve">The Moons bright Orb, when ſhe’s attended by
            Thoſe ſcattered ſtars, whoſe light adorns the sky.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5524" xml:space="preserve">And certainly thoſe eminent Men, who
            have this way beſtowed a great part of their
            imploiment, ſuch as were Ptolomy, Julius Cæ-
            ſar, Alphonſus King of Spain, the Noble Ty-
            cho, &</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5525" xml:space="preserve">c. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5526" xml:space="preserve">have not only by this means pitched
            upon that which for the preſent was a more
            ſolid kind of pleaſure and contentment, but
            alſo a ſurer way to propagate their memo-
            ries unto future Ages. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5527" xml:space="preserve">Thoſe great </s>