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 ſhines upon them, muſt ſeem as Bright to
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            thoſe in the Moon, as if the beams were Im-
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            mediately Reflected from our Earth.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1608" xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1609" xml:space="preserve">When theſe Clouds that are Interpoſed,
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            are of any large Extention or great Opacity,
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            as it is in extraordinary laſting and great Rains,
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            then there muſt be ſome diſcernable alterati-
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            ons in the Light of our Earth; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1610" xml:space="preserve">But yet this
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            does not make it to differ from the Moon;
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1611" xml:space="preserve">ſince it is ſo alſo with that Planet, as is ſhew-
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            ed in the latter part of the next Chapter.</s>
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          <head xml:id="echoid-head53" xml:space="preserve">PROP. XII.</head>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1613" xml:space="preserve">That’tis probable there may be ſuch Meteors belong-
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            # ing to that World in the Moon, as there are
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            # with us.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1615" xml:space="preserve">PLutarch Diſcuſſing this Point, Affirms, that
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            it is not neceſſary there ſhould bethe ſame
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            means of Growth and fructifying in both theſe
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            Worlds, ſince Nature might in her Policy find
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            out more ways than one, how to bring about
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            the ſame Effect. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1616" xml:space="preserve">But however, he thinks it is
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            Probable, that the Moon her ſelf ſendeth forth
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            warm Winds, and by the ſwiftneſs of her mo-
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            tion, there ſhould breath out a ſweet and com-
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            fortable Air, pleaſant Dews, and gentle moi-
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            ſture, which might ſerve for refreſhment and
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            nouriſhment of the Inhabitants and Plants in
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            that other World.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1618" xml:space="preserve">But ſince they have all things alike with
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            us, as Sea and Land, and vaporous Air en-
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            compaſſing both, I ſhould rather therefore
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            think, that Nature there ſhould uſe the </s>
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