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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            emiſſarii & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">exploratores emmitterentur brevi ad
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            ſolem redituri: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Shop or Forge of Comets
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            from whence they were ſent, like ſo many Spies,
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            that they might in ſome ſhort ſpace return
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            again. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But this cannot be, ſince if ſo much
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            matter had proceeded from him alone, it would
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            have made a ſenſible Diminution in his Body.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">The Noble Tycho therefore thinks, that they
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            conſiſt of ſome ſuch Fluider parts of the Hea-
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            ven, as the Milky way is framed of, which be-
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            @ing condenſt together, yet not attaining to the
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            conſiſtency of a Star, is in ſome ſpace of time
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            arify’d again into its wontedNature. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But this is
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            not likely; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">becauſe the appearance of the
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            Milky way does not ariſe from ſome Fluider
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            parts of the Heaven (as he ſuppoſes) but from
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            the Light of many leſſer Stars which are there-
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            abouts And therefore it is uſually thus deſcri-
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            @ed. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Via lactea nihil aliudeſt quam innumerabiles
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            @ellarum fixarum greges qui confuſo & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">pallenti
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            @umine tractum illum inalbant. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Milky way is
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            nothing elſe but the Pale and Confuſed Light
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            of many leſſer Stars, whereby ſome parts of the
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            Heaven are made to appear white.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0130-02" xlink:href="note-0130-02a" xml:space="preserve">Tycho Pro-
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            gym. l. 1.
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            c. 9.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0131-01" xlink:href="note-0131-01a" xml:space="preserve">Fromond.
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            Meteor.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0131-02" xlink:href="note-0131-02a" xml:space="preserve">l. 2. c. 5.
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            art. 2.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0131-03" xlink:href="note-0131-03a" xml:space="preserve">Item Veſtæ
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            tract. 5. c.2.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">And beſide, what likely cauſe can we con-
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            @eive of this Condenſation, unleſs there be ſuch
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            @ualities there, as there are in our Air, and then,
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            why may not the Planets have the like quali-
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            @ies as our Earth ? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and if ſo, then ’tis more pro-
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            able, that they are made by the Ordinary
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            way of Nature, as they are with us, and conſiſt
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            of ſuch Exhalations from the Bodies of the
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            @lanets, as being very much rarified, may be
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            @rawn up, through the Orb of groſs Vaporous
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            Air, that incompaſſes them. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Nor is this a ſingu-</s>
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