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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            Diſtinctly ſet down for this Opinion. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For
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            the better Confirmation of which he adjoins
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            alſo ſome Authentical Epiſtles of Fredericus
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            Gæſius Lyncæus, a Noble Prince, written to
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            Bellarmine, containing divers Reaſons to the
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            ſame purpoſe. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">You may alſo ſee the ſame
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            Truth ſet down by Fohannes Pena, in his Pre-
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            face to Euclids Opticks, and Chriſtoph. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Roth-
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            manus, both who thought the Firmament to
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            be only Air: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and though the Noble Tycho do
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            Diſpute againſt them, yet he himſelf holds,
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            Quod propius ad veritatis penetralia accedit hæc
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            opinio, quam Ariſtotelica vulgariter approbata,
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            quæ cælum pluribus realibus atque imperviis orbi-
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            bus citra rem replevit. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">‘That this Opinion
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            ‘ comes nearer to the Truth, than the common
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            ‘ one of Ariſtotle, which hath to no purpoſe
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            ‘ filled the Heavens with ſuch real and Imper-
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            ‘ vious Orbs.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0047-01" xlink:href="note-0047-01a" xml:space="preserve">De ſtella.
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            15. 72. l. 1.
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            c. 9.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">There is no Element of Fire, which
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            muſt be held with this Opinion here deliver'd;
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">for if we ſuppoſe a World in the Moon, then
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            it will follow, that the Sphere of Fire, either
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            is not there where it is uſually placed in the
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            Concavity of his Orb, or elſe that there is no
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            ſuch thing at all, which is moſt probable,ſince
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            there are not any ſuch Solid Orbs, that by
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            their ſwift Motion might Heat and Enkindle
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            the adjoyning Air, which is imagined to be
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            the Reaſon of that Element. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Arguments
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            that are commonly urged to this purpoſe, are
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            theſe.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">That which was beſore alledged concer-
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            ning the Refractions which will be caus'd by
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            a different Medium. </s>
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