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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        <div xml:id="echoid-div296" type="section" level="1" n="63">
          <pb o="141" file="0321" n="321" rhead="That the Earth may be a Planet."/>
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          <head xml:id="echoid-head86" xml:space="preserve">PROP. IX.</head>
          <head xml:id="echoid-head87" style="it" xml:space="preserve">That it is more probable the Earth does
          move, than the Sun or Heavens.</head>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4852" xml:space="preserve">A Mongſt thoſe many Arguments that
            may be urged for the conſirmation of
            this Truth, I ſhall only ſet down theſe five.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4853" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4854" xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4855" xml:space="preserve">If we ſuppoſe the Earth to be the
            cauſe of this Motion, then will thoſe vaſt
            and glorious Bodies of the Heavens, be freed
            from that inconceivable, unnatural ſwift-
            neſs, which muſt otherwiſe be attributed
            unto them.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4856" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4857" xml:space="preserve">For if the Diurnal Revolution be in the
              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0321-01" xlink:href="note-0321-01a" xml:space="preserve">Vid. Mæſt.
              Epit. Aſtr.
              l. 1. in fine.</note>
            Heavens, then it will follow, according to
            the common Hypotheſis, that each Star in
            the Equator, muſt in every hour move at
            the leaſt 4529538 German miles. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4858" xml:space="preserve">So that
            according to the obſervation of
              <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0321-02" xlink:href="note-0321-02a" xml:space="preserve">De Prop.
              l. 5 prop. 58</note>
            who tells us, that the Pulſe of a well-tem-
            pered Man, does beat 4000 times in an
            hour; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4859" xml:space="preserve">one of the Stars in that ſpace, whilſt
            the Pulſe beats once, muſt paſs 1132 Ger-
            man miles (ſaith Alphraganus): </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4860" xml:space="preserve">Or, ac-
            cording to Tycho, 732 German miles. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4861" xml:space="preserve">But
            theſe numbers ſeem to be ſomewhat of the
            leaſt; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4862" xml:space="preserve">and therefore many others do much
            enlarge them, affirming that every Star </s>