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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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2153" xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2154" xml:space="preserve">When a Man is in the bottom of a deep
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            River, tho’ he have over him a multitude of
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            heavy Waters, yet he is not burdened with
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            the weight of them. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2155" xml:space="preserve">And though another Bo-
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            dy, that ſhould be but of an equal Gravity,
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            with theſe Waters, when they are taken out,
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            would be heavy enough to preſs him to death;
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2156" xml:space="preserve">yet notwithſtanding whilſt they are in the
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            Channel, they do not in the leaſt manner cruſh
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            him with their Load. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2157" xml:space="preserve">The reaſon is, becauſe
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            they are both in their right places; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2158" xml:space="preserve">and ’tis
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            proper for the Man being the more condenſed
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            Body, to be lower than the Waters. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2159" xml:space="preserve">or ra-
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            ther thus, becauſe the body of the Man does
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            more nearly agree with the Earth, in this affe-
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            ction, which is the ground of its attraction,
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            and therefore doth more ſtrongly attract it,
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            than the waters that are over it. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2160" xml:space="preserve">Now, as in
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            ſuch a caſe, a body may loſe the Operation
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            of its Gravity, which is, to move, or to preſs
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            downwards: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2161" xml:space="preserve">So may it likewiſe, when it is
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            ſo far out of its place, that this attractive
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            Power cannot reach unto it.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2163" xml:space="preserve">’Tis a pretty Notion to this purpoſe, menti-
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            oned by Albertus de Saxonia, and out of him
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              <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0159-01" xlink:href="note-0159-01a" xml:space="preserve">Phyſ. l. 3.
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              Q. 6. art. 2.</note>
            by Francis Mendoca; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2164" xml:space="preserve">that the Air is in ſome
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              <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0159-02" xlink:href="note-0159-02a" xml:space="preserve">Viridar.
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              l. 4. Prob.
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              47.</note>
            part of it Navigable. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2165" xml:space="preserve">And that upon this Sta-
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            tick Principle; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2166" xml:space="preserve">any Braſs or Iron Veſſel (ſup-
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            poſe a Kettle) whoſe ſubſtance is much hea-
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            vier than that of the Water, yet being filled
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              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0159-03" xlink:href="note-0159-03a" xml:space="preserve">Vide Arch.
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              l. de inſi-
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              dentibus.
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              bumido.</note>
            with the lighter Air, it will ſwim upon it, and
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            not ſink. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2167" xml:space="preserve">So ſuppoſe a Cup, or Wooden Veſ-
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            ſel, upon the outward borders of this Elemen-
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            tary Air, the Cavity of it being filled with
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            Fire, or rather Æthereal Air, it muſt </s>
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