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">3. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis evident that the Trees did ſtand as
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            before. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For otherwiſe Noah could not ſo well
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            have concluded, that the Waters were abated
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            from this reaſon, becauſe the Dove brought
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            an Olive Leaf in her Mouth, when ſhe was
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            ſent forth the ſecond time: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">whereas had the
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            Trees been rooted up, ſhe might have taken
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            it the firſt time, from one of them as it was
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            floating on the top of the Waters. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Now if
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            the Motion of the Waters was not ſo violent
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            as to ſubvert the Trees, much leſs was it able
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            to caſt up ſuch vaſt heaps as the Mountains.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">4. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">When the Scripture doth ſet forth unto
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            us the Power and Immenſity of God by the va-
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            riety or Uſefulneſs of the Creatures which he
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            hath made, amongſt the reſt it doth often men-
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            tion the Mountains, Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">104.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">9. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">item 148.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">9. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Iſai.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">40. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">12. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And therefore ’tis probable they were
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            created at the firſt. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Unto this I maght add,
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            that in other places Divine Wiſdom, in ſhew-
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            ing of its own Antiquity, ſaith, that he was
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            From the beginning, before the Earth or the Moun-
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            tains were brought forth.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0091-01" xlink:href="note-0091-01a" xml:space="preserve">Prov. 8. 25.
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            Pſal. 90. 2.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">5. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">If we may truſt the Relations of Antiqui-
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            ty, there were many Monuments left undefa-
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            ced after the Flood.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0091-02" xlink:href="note-0091-02a" xml:space="preserve">Foſeph. Ant.
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            lib. 1. c. 3.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">So that if I intend to prove that the Moon is
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            fuch a Habitable World as this is; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’tis requi-
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            ſite that I ſhew it to have the ſame Convenien-
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            ces of Habitation as this hath; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and here if
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            ſome Rabbi or Chymick were to handle the
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            point, they would firſt prove it out of Scrip-
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            ture, from that place in Moſes his Bleſſing,
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            where he ſpeaks of the ancient Mountains and
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            laſting Hills, Deut. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">33. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">מלוע תועבגו מרק וררת</s>
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