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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To the Reader
general Opinion, Men do for the
moſt part reſt themſelves in the
ſuperficial knowledg of things, as
they ſeem at their firſt appearan-
ces, thinking they can ſay enough
to any Paradox, againſt which they
can urge the moſt obvious and eaſy
Objections;
and therefore ſeldom
or never ſearch into the depth of
theſe Points, or enter into any ſeri-
ous impartial examination of thoſe
grounds on which they are bot-
tom'd.
Which as it muſt needs be a
great hindrance to the proficiency
of all kind of Learning;
ſo more
eſpecially is it in this particular.
We might diſcern a greater come-
lineſs and order in this great Fa-
brick of the World, and more eaſily
underſtand the Appearances in A-
ſtronomy, if we could with indif-
ferency attend to what might be
ſaid for that Opinion of Copernicus,
which is here defended.

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