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.
in his Preface to his Treatiſe concerning the
Auſtriaca ſydera;
Luna, Venus, & Mercurius,
terreſtris &
humidœ ſunt ſubſtati ideoquœ de ſuo
non lucere, ſicut nec terra.
The Moon, Venus,
and Mercury, ſaith he, are of an Earthly and
moiſt Subſtance, and therefore have no more
Light of their own, than the Earth hath.
Nay,
ſome there are, who think (though without
Ground) that all the other Stars do receive that
Light whereby they appear Viſible to us, from
the Sun:
So Ptolomy, Iſidore Iſpalenſis, Originum
l. 3. c. 60.
Albertus Magnus, and
Bede;
much morethen muſt the Moon ſhine with a borrowed
D; Cœlo.
1. 2:
Light.

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