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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            that if our Earth had ſuch a Circular Mo-
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            tion, then any heavy Body, being let fall
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            from ſome high Tower, or other ſteep
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            place, would not deſcend unto that point of
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            Earth which was directly under it at the be-
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            ginning.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0304-01" xlink:href="note-0304-01a" xml:space="preserve">Fromond.
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            Veſta.
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            tract. 2.
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            cap. 2.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">To this we anſwer: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">That the Air which
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            moves along with our Earth, is as well li-
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            mited in certain bounds, as that which is in-
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            cluded in a Room. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">If you ask where theſe
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            Bounds are terminated: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I anſwer, Neither
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            by the utmoſt parts of the World, nor yet
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            by the Concavity of the Moon's Orb, (as
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            Fromond{us} would have us affirm) but by
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            the Sphere of vaporous Air that encompaſſes
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            our Earth; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">or which is all one, by the Orb
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            of Magnetical Vigour, which proceeds from
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            it. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And beſides, ’tis conſiderable, that all
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            Earthly Bodies are not only contained with-
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            in theſe limits, as things are in a cloſe Room,
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            but alſo as parts in that Whole to which
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            they belong.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Though the carrying along of the Me-
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            dium, may ſolve the motion of light Bodies
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            in a Ship, as the Flame of a Candle, Smoke,
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            or the like, yet this cannot concur to that
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            which hath been ſaid of heavy Bodies, as a
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            Man leaping up, a Bullet deſcending, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">c.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">ſince it is not the motion of the meer Air
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            that is able to make theſe partake of the
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            ſame motion with the Ship. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Unto that
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            Argument which he urges from the Experi-
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            ment of a Stone falling in an open Ship: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">We
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            anſwer:</s>
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