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.
non aliam proſecto viſam iri probabile eſt, qua@
qualis modo viſatur lunaris globi ſpecies, ‘If you
‘conceive your ſelf to be in ſome ſuch high
‘Place, where you might Diſcern the whole
‘Globe of the Earth and Water, when it was
‘Enlightened by the Sun's Raies, ’tis Probable
‘it would then Appear to you in the ſame
‘Shape as the Moon doth now unto us.
So
Paulus Foſcarinus.
Terra nihil ali@d eſt quam@
In epiſt. ad
Sebaſt.
Fant@mun.
altera Luna, vel Stella, taliſq;
nobis appareret, ſiex
convenienti elongatione eminus conſpiciretur, in
ipſaq;
obſervari poſſent eadem aſpectuum varieta-
tes, quæ in Lunâ apparent.
The Earth is no-
thing elſe but another Moon or Star, and
would appear ſo unto us if it were beheld at a
Convenient Diſtance, with the ſame Changes,
and Varieties as there are in the Moon.
Thus
Fræfat. ad
Auſtriaca
ſyd.
alſo Garolus Malapertius, whoſe words are
theſe, Terra hæc noſtra, ſi in luna conſtituti
eſſemus, ſplendida prorſus quaſi non ignobilis pla-
neta, nobis appareret.
‘If we were placed in
‘the Moon, and from thence beheld this Earth,
‘it would appear unto us very Bright, like one
‘of the Nobler Plannets.
Unto theſe doth
Meteor.l.1.
c.2. Art. 2.
Fromondus aſſent, when he ſays, Gredo equidem
quod ſi oculus quiſpiam in orbe lunari foret, globum
terræ &
aquæ inſtar ingentis ſyderis à ſole illuſtrem
conſpiceret.
‘I believe that this Globe of Earth
‘and Water would appear like ſome'great Star
‘to any one, who ſhould Look upon it from
‘the Moon.
Now this could not be, nor could
it ſhine ſo Remarkably, unleſs the Beams of
Light were Reflected from it.
And therefore
the ſame Fromundus expreſly holds, that the firſt
Region of Air is there Terminated, where the

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