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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            <s xml:space="preserve">4. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Becauſe Obſervation tells us, that the
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            ſpotted parts are always ſmooth, and equal,
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            having every where an equality of Light when
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            once they are enlightned by the Sun, whereas
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            the brighter parts are full of rugged Gibboſi-
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            ties and Mountains, having many Shades in
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            them, as I ſhall ſhew more at large afterwards.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">That in this Planet there muſt be Seas,
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            Campanella indeavours to prove out of Scrip-
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            ture, interpreting the Waters above the Firma-
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            ment ſpoken in Geneſis, to be meant of the Sea
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            in this World. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For (ſaith he) ’tis not likely
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            that there are any ſuch waters above the
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            Orbs to moderate that Heat which they re-
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            ceive from their ſwift Motion (as ſome of the
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            Fathers think.) </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Nor did Moſes mean the An-
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            gels which may be called Spiritual Waters, as
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            Origen and Auſtin would have it, for both theſe
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            are rejected by general conſent: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Nor could
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            he mean any Waters in the ſecond Region, as
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            moſt Commentators interpret it: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For firſt,
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            there is nothing but Vapors, which tho’ they
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            are afterwards turned into Water, yet while
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            they remain there, they are only the matter
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            of that Element, which may as well be Fire,
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            or Earth, or Air. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Secondly, thoſe Vapours
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            are not above the Expanſum, but in it. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So that
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            he thinks there is no other way to ſalve all,
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            but by making the Planets ſeveral Worlds with
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            Sea and Land, with ſuch Rivers and Springs
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            as we have here below: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Eſpecially ſince Eſdras
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            ſpeaks of the Springs above the Firmament.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">But I cannot agree with him in this, nor do I
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            think that any ſuch thing can be proved out of
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            Scripture.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0085-01" xlink:href="note-0085-01a" xml:space="preserve">Apologia pro
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            Galilæo.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0085-02" xlink:href="note-0085-02a" xml:space="preserve">Vide Iron.
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            Epiſt. ad
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            Pammachi-
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            um. Con-
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            feſſion. l. 13.
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            c. 32. Re-
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            tracted. lib.
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            2. Retr.
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            cap. 6.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0085-03" xlink:href="note-0085-03a" xml:space="preserve">2 Eſdr. 4.7</note>
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