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

Page concordance

< >
Scan Original
51 39
52 40
53 41
54 42
55 43
56 44
57 45
58 46
59 47
60 48
61 49
62 50
63 51
64 52
65 53
66 54
67 55
68 56
69 57
70 58
71 59
72 60
73 61
74 42
75 63
76 65
77 65
78 66
79 67
80 68
< >
page |< < (130) of 370 > >|
That the Moon may be a World.
    <echo version="1.0RC">
      <text xml:lang="en" type="free">
        <div type="section" level="1" n="42">
          <p>
            <s xml:space="preserve">
              <pb o="130" file="0143" n="143" rhead="That the Moon may be a World."/>
            makes them either altogether unfit to remain
              <lb/>
            there, where they are, or elſe keeps them long
              <lb/>
            ere they can put off their Souls. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus you ſee
              <lb/>
            Plutarch’s Opinion concerning the Inhabitants
              <lb/>
            and Neighbours of the Moon, which (accor-
              <lb/>
            ding to the manner of the Academicks) he de-
              <lb/>
            livers in a third Perſon; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">you ſee he makes
              <lb/>
            that Planet an inferiour kind of Heaven,
              <lb/>
            and though he differ in many Circumſtan-
              <lb/>
            ces, yet doth he ceſcribe it to be ſome ſuch
              <lb/>
            place as we ſuppoſe Paradiſe to be. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">You ſee
              <lb/>
            likewiſe his Opinion concerning the place
              <lb/>
            of the damned Spirits, that it is in the middle
              <lb/>
            Region of the Air; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and in neither of theſe is
              <lb/>
            he ſingular, but ſome more late and Orthodox
              <lb/>
            Writers have agreed with him. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">As for the
              <lb/>
            place of Hell, many think it may be in the Air,
              <lb/>
            as well as any where elſe.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve"/>
          </p>
          <p>
            <s xml:space="preserve">True indeed, St. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Auſtin affirms that this
              <lb/>
              <anchor type="note" xlink:label="note-0143-01a" xlink:href="note-0143-01"/>
            place cannot be diſcover’d; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but others there
              <lb/>
            are who can ſhew the Situation of it out of
              <lb/>
            Scripture; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſome holding it to be in another
              <lb/>
            World without this, becauſe our Saviour calls
              <lb/>
            it {Χomi2;</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">}
              <unsure/>
            τ{ος} {ὀξ}ωτι{ρο}υ outward darkneſs. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But the
              <lb/>
              <anchor type="note" xlink:label="note-0143-02a" xlink:href="note-0143-02"/>
            moſt will have it placed towards the Centre
              <lb/>
            of our Earth, becauſe ’tis ſaid, Chriſt deſcen-
              <lb/>
            ded into the lower parts of the Earth; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and
              <lb/>
              <anchor type="note" xlink:label="note-0143-03a" xlink:href="note-0143-03"/>
            ſome of theſe are ſo confident, that this is its
              <lb/>
            Situation, that they can deſcribe you its big-
              <lb/>
            neſs alſo, and of what Capacity it is. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Francis
              <lb/>
            Ribera in his Comment on the Revelations,
              <lb/>
            ſpeaking of thoſe Words, where ’tis ſaid, that
              <lb/>
              <anchor type="note" xlink:label="note-0143-04a" xlink:href="note-0143-04"/>
            the blood went out of the Wine-preſs, even unto the
              <lb/>
            Horſes Bridles by the ſpace of one Thouſand Six
              <lb/>
            Hundred Furlongs, interprets them to be meant</s>
          </p>
        </div>
      </text>
    </echo>