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.
Media inter prælia ſemper,
Lucan.
l.10.
Stellarum, Cœliq;
plagis, ſuperiſq; vacavit.
He always leiſure found, amidſt his Wars,
To mark the Coaſts of Heav’n, &
learn the ſtars.
And for this reaſon likewiſe did Seneca,
amidſt the continual noiſe and busſle of the
Court, betake himſelf to this Recreation:
O quam juvabat, quo nihil majus, parens
Natura gennit, operis immenſi artifex,
Cœlum intueri Solis, &
curros ſacros
Mundiq;
motus, Solis alternas vices,
Orbemq;
Pheobes, Aſtra quem cingunt vaga
Lateq;
fulgens ætheris magni decus. O what a pleaſure was it to ſurvay
Natures chief Work, the Heavens;
where we may
View the alternate Courſes of the Sun,
The ſacred Chariots, how the World does run;
The Moons bright Orb, when ſhe’s attended by
Thoſe ſcattered ſtars, whoſe light adorns the sky.
And certainly thoſe eminent Men, who
have this way beſtowed a great part of their
imploiment, ſuch as were Ptolomy, Julius Cæ-
ſar, Alphonſus King of Spain, the Noble Ty-
cho, &
c. have not only by this means pitched
upon that which for the preſent was a more
ſolid kind of pleaſure and contentment, but
alſo a ſurer way to propagate their memo-
ries unto future Ages.
Thoſe great coſtly

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