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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            on enough, to ſay, ’tis Plato’s. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">However, for
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            the ſirſt part of this Aſſertion, it was aſſented
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            unto by many others, and by Reaſon oſ the
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            Groſſneſs and inequality of this Planet, ’twas
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            frequently call’d quaſi terra cœleſtis, as being
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            eſteem’d the Sedement, and more imperfect
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            part of thoſe purer Bodies; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">you may ſee this
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            Prov’d by Plutarch, in that delightful Work
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            which he properly made for the Conſirmation
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            of this particular. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">With him agreed Alcinous
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            and Plotinus, later Writers.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0066-01" xlink:href="note-0066-01a" xml:space="preserve">Plat. de
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            conviviis,
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            Macrob.
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            Somn.
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            Scip. lib. I.
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            c. II.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0066-02" xlink:href="note-0066-02a" xml:space="preserve">Exercit.
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            62.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0067-01" xlink:href="note-0067-01a" xml:space="preserve">De facie
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            Lunæ.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0067-02" xlink:href="note-0067-02a" xml:space="preserve">Inſtit. ad
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            diſcp. Plat.
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            Cœl. Rho-
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            dig. l. I c.4.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus Lucian alſo in his Diſcourſe of a Jour-
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            ney to the Moon, where though he does ſpeak
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            many things out of Mirth and in a jeſting man-
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            ner: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">yet in the beginning of it he does inti-
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            mate that it did contain ſome ſerious Truths
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            concerning the real Frame oſ the Univerſe.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">The Cardinal Guſanus and Fornandus Brunus
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            held a particular World in every Star, and
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            therefore one of them Deſigning our Earth, he
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            ſays, it is Stella quædam nobilis, quæ lunam & </s>
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            calorem & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">influentiam babet aliam, & </s>
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            ab omnibus aliis ſtellis; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">‘A Noble Star, having
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            ‘ a diſtinct Light, Heat, and Infiuence from
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            ‘ all the reſt. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Unto this Nichol. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Hill, a Coun-
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            try Man of ours, was enclin’d, when he ſaid,
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            Aſtrea terræ natura probabilis eſt: </s>
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            ‘ probable the Earth hath a Starry Nature.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0067-03" xlink:href="note-0067-03a" xml:space="preserve">Cuſa. de
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            doct.ign. l. 2.
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            cap. 12.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0067-04" xlink:href="note-0067-04a" xml:space="preserve">Philoſ.
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            Epicur.
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            part. 434.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">But the Opinion which I have here deliver’d
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            was more directly prov’d by
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            Mæſlin,
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            Keplar,
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            Galileus, each of them late Writers,and famous Men for their ſingular Skill in A-
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            ftronomy. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Keplar calls this World by the Name
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            of Levania, from the Hebrew Word תגב
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            ל,
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            which ſigniſies the Moon, and our Earth by
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            </s>
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