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 Earth may be a Planet.
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            perpetual veſtal Fire; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">by which he did repre-
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            ſent the Sun in the Centre of the World.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">All theſe Men were in their ſeveral times of
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            ſpecial Note, as well for their extraordinary
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            Learning as for this Opinion.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0192-01" xlink:href="note-0192-01a" xml:space="preserve">† Archi-
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            uredes de
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            arena nu-
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            mero.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis conſiderable, that ſince this Science of
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            Aſtronomy hath been rais’d to any perfection,
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            there have been many of the beſt skill in it,
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            that have aſſented unto that aſſertion which
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            is here defended. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Amongſt whom was the
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            Cardinal Cuſanus, but more eſpecially Coper-
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            nicus, who was a Man very exact and dili-
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            gent in theſe ſtudies for above 30 years toge-
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            ther, from the year 1500 to 1530, and up-
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            wards: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And ſince him, moſt of the beſt A-
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            ſtronomers have been of his ſide. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So that
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            now, there is ſcarce any of note and skill,
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            who are not Copernicus his followers; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and if
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            we ſhould go to moſt voices, this Opinion
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            would carry it from any other. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">It would be
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            too tedious to reckon up the names of thoſe
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            that may be cited for it; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I will only mention
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            ſome of the chief: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Such were Joachinus Rhe-
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            ticus, an elegant Writer, Chriſtopherus Roth-
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            man, Mestlin, a Man very eminent for his
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            ſingular skill in this Science; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">who though at
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            the firſt he were a follower of Ptolomy, yet
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            upon his ſecond and more exact thoughts,
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            he concluded Copernicus to be in the right,
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            and that the uſual Hypotheſis,
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            praſcriptione
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            potiùs quàm ratione valet, do’s prevail more
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            by preſcription than reaſon. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So likewiſe
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            Eraſmus Reinholdus, who was the Man that
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            calculated the Prutenical Tables from Coper-</s>
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