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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            appeared as dull and ruddy almoſt as the Moon
            in her Eclipſes; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1352" xml:space="preserve">in ſo much that the Stars have
            been ſeen at Mid-day. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1353" xml:space="preserve">Nay, he hath been
            conſtantly darkned for almoſt a whole Year,
            and never ſhined, but with a kind of heavy and
            duskiſh Light, ſo that there was ſcarce heat
            enough to Ripen the Fruits. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1354" xml:space="preserve">As it was about
            the time when Gæſar was kill'd. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1355" xml:space="preserve">Which was
            recorded by ſome of the Poets. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1356" xml:space="preserve">Thus Virgil,
            ſpeaking of the Sun.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1358" xml:space="preserve">Ille etiam extincto miſeratus Gæſare Romam.
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1359" xml:space="preserve">Gum caput obſcurâ nitidum ferrugine texit,
            Impiaque æternam timuerunt ſæcula noctem. </s>
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            He pitying Rome, when as great Cæſar dy'd,
            His Head within a mourning-vail did hide; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1361" xml:space="preserve">
            And thus the wicked guilty World did fright
            With doubtful Fears of an Eternal Night. </s>
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            Ovid ſpeaking likewife of his Death,
            --Solis quoque triſtis Imago
            Lurida ſollicitis præbebat lumina terris. </s>
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            --The Suns ſad Image then
            Did yield a lowring light to fearful Men.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1364" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1365" xml:space="preserve">Now theſe appearances could not ariſe from
            any lower Vapour. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1366" xml:space="preserve">For then 1. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1367" xml:space="preserve">They would
            not have been ſo univerſal as they were, being
            ſeen through all Europe; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1368" xml:space="preserve">or elſe 2. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1369" xml:space="preserve">That Va-
            pour muſt have cover'd the Stars as well as the
            Sun, which yet notwitſtanding were plainly
            diſcern'd in the day time. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1370" xml:space="preserve">You may ſee this
            Argument illuſtrated in another the like caſe,
            Chap. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1371" xml:space="preserve">12. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1372" xml:space="preserve">Hence then it will follow, that
            this Fuliginous matter, which did thus obſcure
            the Sun, muſt needs be very near his Body;
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1373" xml:space="preserve">and if ſo, then, what can we more probably
            gueſs it to be, then Evaporations from it?</s>
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