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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            prived of this Light (as thoſe other Speeches
            ſeem to imply) but we.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3316" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3317" xml:space="preserve">In reference to this, likewiſe are we to
            conceive of thoſe other expreſſions, that the
            Moon ſhall bluſh, and the Sun be aſhamed,
            Iſa. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3318" xml:space="preserve">24. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3319" xml:space="preserve">23. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3320" xml:space="preserve">That they ſhall be turned into
            Blood, Matth. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3321" xml:space="preserve">24. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3322" xml:space="preserve">29. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3323" xml:space="preserve">Not that theſe things
            ſhall be ſo in themſelves, (ſaith S. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3324" xml:space="preserve">Jerome)
              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0233-01" xlink:href="note-0233-01a" xml:space="preserve">Comment.
              in Joel 3.</note>
            but becauſe they ſhall appear ſo unto us.
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3325" xml:space="preserve">Thus alſo, Mark 13. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3326" xml:space="preserve">25. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3327" xml:space="preserve">The Stars ſhall fall
            from Heaven; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3328" xml:space="preserve">that is, they ſhall be ſo whol-
            ly covered from our ſight, as if they were
            quite fallen from their wonted places. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3329" xml:space="preserve">Or
            if this be underſtood of their real Fall, as
            it may ſeem probable by that place in Rev. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3330" xml:space="preserve">
            6. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3331" xml:space="preserve">13. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3332" xml:space="preserve">And the Stars of Heaven fell unto the
            Earth, even as a Fig-tree caſteth her untimely
            Figs, when ſhe is ſhaken by a mighty Wind: </s>
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            then it is to be interpreted, not of them
            that are truly Stars, but them that ap-
            pear ſo: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3334" xml:space="preserve">alluding unto the opinion of the
            unskilful Vulgar, (ſaith Sanctius)
              <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0233-02" xlink:href="note-0233-02a" xml:space="preserve">Commen.
              in Iſa. 13. 5</note>
            think the Meteors to be Stars. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3335" xml:space="preserve">And
              <note symbol="" position="right" xlink:label="note-0233-03" xlink:href="note-0233-03a" xml:space="preserve">Commen.
              in Gen. 3.
              v. 10. art. 6.</note>
            ſennus, ſpeaking of the ſame Scripture, ſays,
            Hoc de veris Stellis minimè volunt interpretes
            intelligi, ſed de Cometis & </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3336" xml:space="preserve">aliis ignitis Meteo-
            ris: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3337" xml:space="preserve">Interpreters do by no means under-
            ſtand this of true Stars, but of the Comets,
            and other fiery Meteors. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3338" xml:space="preserve">Though the fal-
            ling of theſe be a natural event, yet may it
            be accounted a ſtrange Prodigy, as well as
            an Earthquake, and the darkning of the Sun
            and Moon, which are mentioned in the verſe
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