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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          <head xml:space="preserve">The Firſt Book.
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          That the
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          MOON
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          May be a
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          WORLD.</head>
          <head xml:space="preserve">The Firſt Propoſition, by way of Preface.</head>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">That the ſtrangeneſs of this Opinion is no ſuffici-
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            ent reaſon why it ſhould be rejected, becauſe
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            other certain Truths have been formerly eſtee-
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            med ridiculous, and great Abſurdities entertai-
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            Here is an earneſtneſs and hungring after
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            Novelty, which doth ſtill adhere unto
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            all our Natures, and it is part of that
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            Primitive Image, that wide Extent and infi-
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            nite Capacity at firſt created in the Heart of
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            Man. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For this, ſince its depravation in Adam,
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            perceiving it ſelf altogether emptyed of any
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            good, doth now catch after every new Thing,
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            conceiving that poſſibly it may find Satisfaction
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            among ſome of its fellow Creatures. </s>
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            Enemy the Devil (who ſtrives ſtill to pervert</s>
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