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 Moon may be a World.
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            Waters afar off, miſtook them for Blood. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Et
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            cauſa hujus eſt quia radius ſolaris in Aurora con-
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            traiht quondam rubedinem, propter vapores cam-
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            buſtos manentes circa ſuperficiem terrœ, per quos
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            raàii tranſeunt, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ideo cum repercutiantur in
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            aqua ad oculos noſtros, trahunt ſecum eundem rubo-
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            borem, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">faciunt apparere locum aquarum, in quo
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            eſt repercuſſio, eſſe rubrum, ſaith Toſtatus. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The
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            Reaſon is, becauſe of his Rays, which being
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            in the lower Vapours, thoſe do convey an im-
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            perfect mixed Light upon the Waters. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus
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            the Moon being in the Earth's Shadow, and
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            the Sun Beams which are round about it, not
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            being able to come directly unto her Body, yet
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            ſome ſecond Rays there are, which paſſing
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            through the ſhadow, make her appear in that
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            ruddy colour: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So that ſhe muſt appear bright-
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            eſt when ſhe is Eclipſed, being in her Apoge,
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            or greateſt diſtance from us, becauſe then the
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            cone of the Earths ſhadow is leſs, and the
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            Refraction is made through a narrower
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            Medium. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So on the contrary, ſhe muſt be
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            repreſented under a more Dark and Obſcure
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            form when ſhe is Eclipſed, being in her Peri-
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            ge or neareſt to the Earth, becauſe then ſhe is
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            Involv'd in a greater ſhadow, or bigger part
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            of the cone, and ſo the Refraction paſſing
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            through a greater Medium, the Light muſt
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            needs be Weaker which doth proceed from it.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">If you ask now, what the Reaſon may be of
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            that Light which we Diſcern in the Darker
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            part of the New Moon? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I anſwer, ’tis Re-
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            flected from our Earth, which returns as great
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            a Brightneſs to that Planet, as it receives from
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            it. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">This I ſhall have occaſion to Prove after-
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            ward.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0062-07" xlink:href="note-0062-07a" xml:space="preserve">2 King. 3.
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            22.</note>
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            hoc cap.</note>
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