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">Suppoſe this Earth was A, which was to
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            move in the Circle C. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">D. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and let the Bullet
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            be ſuppos'd at B. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">within its proper Verge; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I
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            ſay, whether this Earth did ſtand ſtill or move
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            ſwiftly towards D. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">yet the Bullet would ſtill
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            keep at the ſame diſtance by reaſon of that mag-
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            netick Vertue of the Centre (if I may ſo ſpeak)
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            whereby all things within its Sphere are attra-
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            cted with it. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So that the Violence to the bul-
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            let, being nothing elſe but that whereby ’tis
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            remov’d from its Centre, therefore an equal
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            violence can carry a Body from its proper place,
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            but at an equal diſtance, whether or no this
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            Earth where its Centre is, does ſtand ſtill or
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            move.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">The Impartial Reader may find ſufficient ſa-
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            tisfaction for this, and ſuch other Arguments
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            as may be urg'd againſt the Motion of that</s>
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