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

Page concordance

< >
Scan Original
81 69
82 70
83 71
84 72
85 73
86 74
87 75
88 76
89 77
90 78
91 79
92 80
93 81
94 82
95 83
96 84
97 85
98 86
99 87
100 88
101 89
102 90
103 91
104 92
105 93
106 94
107 95
108 96
109 97
110 98
< >
page |< < (43) of 370 > >|
That the Moon may be a World.
    <echo version="1.0RC">
      <text xml:lang="en" type="free">
        <div type="section" level="1" n="32">
          <p>
            <s xml:space="preserve">
              <pb o="43" file="0055" n="55" rhead="That the Moon may be a World."/>
            other a Groſs, Dark Body, which cannot
              <lb/>
            Shine at all. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis requiſite therefore that in
              <lb/>
            the next place I clear this doubt, and ſhew that
              <lb/>
            the Moon hath no more Iight of her own than
              <lb/>
            our Earth.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve"/>
          </p>
        </div>
        <div type="section" level="1" n="33">
          <head xml:space="preserve">PROP. V.</head>
          <head style="it" xml:space="preserve">That the Moon hath not any Light of her own.</head>
          <p>
            <s xml:space="preserve">TWas the fancy of ſome of the Jews, and
              <lb/>
            more eſpecially of Rabbi Simeon, that the
              <lb/>
            Moon was nothing elſe but a Contracted Sun,
              <lb/>
              <anchor type="note" xlink:label="note-0055-01a" xlink:href="note-0055-01"/>
            and that both thoſe Planets at their firſt Cre-
              <lb/>
            ation, were equal both in Light and quantity.
              <lb/>
            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For, becauſe God did then call them both
              <lb/>
            great Lights, therefore they inferred that
              <lb/>
            they muſt be both equal in bigneſs. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But a while
              <lb/>
            after (as the Tradition goes) the Ambitious
              <lb/>
            Moon put up Her Complaint to God againſt
              <lb/>
            the Sun, ſhewing that it was not fit there ſhould
              <lb/>
            be two ſuch great Lights in the Heavens; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">a
              <lb/>
            Monarchy would beſt become the place of Or-
              <lb/>
            der and Harmony. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Upon this, God Comman-
              <lb/>
            ded Her to contract her ſelf into a Narrower
              <lb/>
            compaſs; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but ſhe being much diſcontented
              <lb/>
            hereat, replies, What! becauſe I have ſpoken
              <lb/>
            that which is Reaſon and Equity, muſt I there-
              <lb/>
            fore be diminiſhed; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">This Sentence could not
              <lb/>
            chuſe but much trouble Her; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and for this Rea-
              <lb/>
            ſon was ſhe in great diſtreſs and grief for a long
              <lb/>
            ſpace, but that her Sorrow might be ſome
              <lb/>
            way pacified, God bid her be of good Cheer,
              <lb/>
            becauſe her Priviledges and Charter ſhould
              <lb/>
            be greater than the Suns; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">he ſhoulld appear in
              <lb/>
            the Day time only, ſhe both in the Day and</s>
          </p>
        </div>
      </text>
    </echo>