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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            Eclipſe, relates, that at ſuch time it was a
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            cuſtom amongſt the Romans (the moſt civil and
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            Learned People of the World) to ſound Braſs
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            Inſtruments, and hold great Torches toward
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            the Heaven. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Τῶν δε Ρωμαίων (ὤσπερ {ἐστὶ}ν ἐνομισ {μέν}ον)
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            χαλκ{οῦ} τε τατό γι; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ὰνακαλ{ου} μένων τοφῶς ἀυτῆς {καὶ} πυ{ρὰ}
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            πολλὰ δαλοῖς {καὶ} δαοτ
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            ίν ἀνε{χό}ντων πρός {οὐ}ῥοανον. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For
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            by this means they ſuppoſed the Moon was
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            much eaſed in her Labours, and therefore
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            Ovid calls ſuch loud Inſtruments the Auxilia-
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            ries or helps of the Moon.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0020-01" xlink:href="note-0020-01a" xml:space="preserve">In vita
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            Paul. Æ-
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            mil.</note>
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          <head style="it" xml:space="preserve">Cum fruſtra reſonant æra auxiliaria Lunæ.</head>
          <note position="left" xml:space="preserve">Metam.
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          Lib. 4.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">And therefore the Satyriſt too, deſcribing a
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            loud Scold, ſays, ſhe was able to make noiſe
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            enough to deliver the labouring Moon.</s>
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          <head style="it" xml:space="preserve">Una laboranti poterit ſuccerrere Lunæ.</head>
          <note position="left" xml:space="preserve">Juven.
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          Sat. 6.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Now the reaſon of all this their Ceremony,
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            was, becauſe they feared the World would
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            fall aſleep, when one of its Eyes began to
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            wink, and therefore they would do what they
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            could by loud Sounds to rouſe it from its drow-
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            ſineſs, and keep it awake, by bright Torches,
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            to beſtow that Light upon it which it began to
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            lofe.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Some of them thought hereby to keep the
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            Moon in her Orb, whereas other wiſe ſhe would
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            have fallen down upon the Earth, and the
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            World would have loſt one of its Lights; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">for
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            the credulous People believed, that Inchanters
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            and Witches could bring the Moon down,
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            which made Virgil ſay,</s>
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          <head style="it" xml:space="preserve">Gantus & è cælo poſſunt deducere Lunam.</head>
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