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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            God, from the beginning to the end. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Though
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            we may diſcern divers things in the World,
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            which may argue the infinite Wiſdom and
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            Power of the Author; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">yet there will be al-
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            ways ſome Particulars left for our diſpute
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            and enquiry, and we ſhall never be able,
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            with all our induſtry, to attain a perfect
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            comprehenſion of the Creatures, or to find
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            them wholly out, from the beginning to the
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            end.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">The Providence of God having thus con-
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            trived it, that ſo Man might look for ano-
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            ther Life after this, when all his longing
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            and thirſt ſhall be fully ſatisfied. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For ſince
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            no natural Appetite is in vain, it muſt ne-
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            ceſſarily follow, that there is a poſſibility of
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            attaining ſo much knowledg, as ſhall be com-
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            menſurate unto thoſe deſires; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">which becauſe
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            it is not to be had in this World, it will
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            behove us then to expect and provide for
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            another.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0341-01" xlink:href="note-0341-01a" xml:space="preserve">Valleſ.
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            Sacr. Phi-
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            lof. c. 64.</note>
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