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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          <head xml:space="preserve">PROP. VII.</head>
          <head style="it" xml:space="preserve">Tis probable that the Sun is in the Gentre
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          of the World.</head>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">The chief Reaſons for the confirmation
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            of this Truth, are implied in the con-
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            veniences of this Hypotheſis above any other;
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">whereby we may reſolve the Motions and
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            Appearances of the Heavens, into more eaſy
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            and natural Cauſes.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Hence will the Frame of Nature be freed
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            from that deformity, which it has accord-
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            ing to the Syſteme of Tycho: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">who though he
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            make the Sun to be in the midſt of the Pla-
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            nets, yet, without any good Reaſon, denies
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            it to be in the midſt of the fixed Stars; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">as if
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            the Planets, which are ſuch eminent parts of
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            the World, ſhould be appointed to move
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            about a diſtinct Centre of their own, which
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            was beſide that of the Univerſe.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Hence likewife are we freed from many of
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            thoſe Inconveniences in the Hypotheſis of
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            Ptolomy, who ſuppoſed in the Heavens, Epi-
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            cycles and Eccentricks, and other Orbs, which
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            he calls the Deferents of the Apoge and the
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            Perige. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">As if Nature, in framing this great
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            Engine of the World, had been put unto
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            ſuch hard ſhifts, that ſhe was fain to make
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            ufe of Wheels and Screws, and other</s>
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