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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            with all thoſe myſteries which later Ages
            have diſcovered; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2608" xml:space="preserve">becauſe when God would
            convince him of his own Folly and Igno-
            rance, he propoſes to him ſuch queſtions, as
            to him were altogether unanſwerable; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2609" xml:space="preserve">which
            notwithſtanding, any ordinary Philoſopher
            in theſe days might have reſolved: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2610" xml:space="preserve">As you
            may ſee at large in the thirty eighth Chap-
            ter of that Book.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2611" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2612" xml:space="preserve">The occaſion was this: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2613" xml:space="preserve">Job having
              <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0189-01" xlink:href="note-0189-01a" xml:space="preserve"> Cap. 1</note>
            fore deſired that he might diſpute with the
            Almighty concerning the uprightneſs of his
            own ways, and the unreaſonableneſs of thoſe
            aſſlictions which he underwent, do’s at length
            obtain his deſire in this kind; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2614" xml:space="preserve">and God vouch-
            ſafes in this thirty eighth Chapter, to ar-
            gue the caſe with him. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2615" xml:space="preserve">Where he do’s ſhew
            Job how unfit he was to judge of the ways
            of Providence, in diſpoſing of Bleſſings and
            Afflictions, when as he was ſo Ignorant in
            ordinary matters, being not able to diſcern
            the reaſon of natural and common events.
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2616" xml:space="preserve">As † why the Sea ſhould be ſo bounded
              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0189-02" xlink:href="note-0189-02a" xml:space="preserve">† V. 8. 10
            from overflowing the Land? </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2617" xml:space="preserve">What is
            the breadth of the Earth? </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2618" xml:space="preserve">What is the
              <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0189-03" xlink:href="note-0189-03a" xml:space="preserve">Ver. 18.
              † Ver. 22.</note>
            ſon of the Snow or Hail? </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2619" xml:space="preserve">What was the
              <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0189-04" xlink:href="note-0189-04a" xml:space="preserve"> V.28, 29.</note>
            cauſe of the Rain or Dew, of Ice and Froſt, and the like. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2620" xml:space="preserve">By which queſtions, it ſeems
            Job was ſo utterly puzled, that he is fain af-
            terwards to humble himſelf in this acknow-
            ledgment: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2621" xml:space="preserve"> I have uttered that I
              <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0189-05" xlink:href="note-0189-05a" xml:space="preserve">C. 42. 3.</note>
            not, things too wonderful for me, which I knew
            not: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2622" xml:space="preserve">Wherefore I abhor my ſelf, and repent in
            duſt and aſhes.</s>
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