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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            ‘not be amiſs to ſay that the parts of the Moon
            ‘were divers, as the parts of the Earth, where-
            ‘of ſome are Vallies, and ſome Mountains,
            ‘from the difference of which, ſome ſpots in
            ‘the Moon may proceed; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">nor is this againſt
            ‘Reaſon; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">for that Planet cannot be perfectly
            ‘Spherical, ſince ’tis ſo remote a Body from
            ‘the firſt Orb, as Ariſtotle had ſaid before.
            <s xml:space="preserve">You may ſee this Truth aſſented unto by Blan-
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            canus the Jeſuite, and by him confirmed with
            divers Reaſons. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Keplar hath obſerved in the
            Moons Eclipſes, that the Diviſion of her en-
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            lightned part from the ſhaded, was made by
            a crooked unequal Line, of which there can-
            not be any probable cauſe conceiv'd, unleſs it
            did ariſe from the ruggedneſs of that Planet;
            <s xml:space="preserve">for it cannot all be produc'd from the ſhade of
            any Mountains here on Earth, becauſe theſe
            would be ſo leſſened before they could reach
            ſo high in a Conical Shadow, that they would
            not be at all ſenſible unto us (as might eaſily
            be demonſtrated) nor can it be conceiv'd what
            reaſon of this difference there ſhould be in the
            Sun. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Wherefore there being no other Body
            that hath any thing to do in Eclipſes, we muſt
            neceſſarily conclude, that it is cauſed by varie-
            ty of parts in the Moon it ſelf, and what can
            theſe be but its Gibboſities ? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Now if you
            ſhould ask a reaſon why there ſhould be ſuch a
            multitude of theſe in that Planet, the ſame
            Keplar ſhall jeſt you out an anſwer. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Suppoſing
            (ſaith he) that thoſe Inhabitants are bigger than
            any of of us in the ſame proportion, as their
            days are longer than ours, viz. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">by Fifteeen
            times it may be, for want of Stones to erect ſuch</s>