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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            in ſeveral Scituations, like that of the Wall
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            which does ſeem bright as well from every
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            place as from any one. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And therefore the
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            ruffneſs of the Wall, or (as it is in the Obje-
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            ction) the ruggedneſs of our Earth is ſo far from
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            being a hindrance of ſuch a Reflexion as there
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            is from the Moon, that it is rather required as
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            a neceſſary condition unto it. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">We may con-
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            ceive that in every rough Body there are, as
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            it were, innumerable ſuperficies, diſpoſed un-
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            to an innumerable diverſity of Inclinations.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Ita ut nullus ſit locus; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ad quem non pertingant
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            plurimi radii reflexi a plurimis ſuperficieculis, per
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            omnem corporis ſcabri radiis luminoſis percuſſi ſu-
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            perficiem diſperſis. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">‘ So that there is not any
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            ‘ place unto which there are not ſome Beams
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            ‘ reflected from theſe divers Superficies, in
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            ‘ the ſeveral parts of ſuch a rugged Body. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But
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            yet (as I ſaid before) the Earth does receive a
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            great part of its Light by illumination, as well
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            as by Reflexion.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0083-01" xlink:href="note-0083-01a" xml:space="preserve">Galilæus
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            Syſtem. col@@
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            <s xml:space="preserve">So that notwithſtanding thoſe Doubts, yet
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            this Propoſition may remain True, that the
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            Spots may be the Sea, and the Brighter parts
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            the Land. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Of this Opinion was Plutarch: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">unto
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            him Aſſented Keplar and Galilæus, whoſe
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            words are theſe, Si quis veterum Pythægoreo-
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            rum ſententiam exuſcitare velit, lunam ſcilicet eſſe
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            quaſi tellurem alteram, ejus pars lucidior terrenam
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            ſuperficiem, obſcurior vero aqueam magis congruè
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            repreſentet. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Mihi autem dubium fuit nunquam
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            terreſtris globi à longè conſpecti, atque aradiis ſo-
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            laribus perfuſi, terream ſuperficiem clariorem, ob-
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            ſcuriorem vero aqueam ſeſe in conſpectum daturam.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">‘ If any Man have a mind to Renew the Opini-</s>
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