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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            to borrow elſewhere, whilſt the Sun and the
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            Stars have it of their own. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">From whence
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            it may be probably concluded, that the Earth
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            is rather the Subject of this Motion than the
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            other. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">To this it may be added, that the
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            Sun and Stars ſeem to be of a more excellent
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            Nature than the other parts of the World,
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            and therefore ſhould in reaſon be endowed
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            with the beſt qualifications. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But now Mo-
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            tion is not ſo noble a condition as Reſt:
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            <s xml:space="preserve">that is but a kind of weariſom and ſervile
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            thing, whereas this is uſually aſcribed to God
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            himſelf: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Of whom ’tis ſaid;</s>
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            Immotus ſtabiliſq; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">manens dans cuncta moveri.</s>
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          <note symbol="*" position="right" xml:space="preserve">Bott. de
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          Coxſol.
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          Phil. l.3.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">4. </s>
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            Ariſtotle tells us, ’Tis very
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            agreeable to reaſon, that the time appoin-
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            ted for the Revolution of each Orb, ſhould
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            be proportionable to its bigneſs. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But now
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            this can only be, by making the Earth a
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            Planet, and the Subject of the Annual and
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            Diurnal Motions. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Wherefore ’tis proba-
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            ble, that this does rather move than the Hea-
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            vens.</s>
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            <note symbol="" position="right" xlink:label="note-0333-02" xlink:href="note-0333-02a" xml:space="preserve">De Cælo,
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            l.2.c.10.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">According to the common Hypotheſis, the
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            Primum Mobile will move round in a day.
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Saturn in thirty Years. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Fupiter in twelve. </s>
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            Mars in two. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Sun, Venus, and Mercu-
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            ry, which have ſeveral Orbs, yet will agree
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            in their Revolutions, being each of them a-
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            bout a Year in finiſhing their Courſes: </s>
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            Whereas, by making the Earth a Planet,
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            there will be a juſt proportion betwixt the</s>
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