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.
ny of our Prodigies come to paſs, and the
People are willing to believe any thing, which
they may relate to others as a very ſtrange and
wonderful Event.
I doubt not but the Trojan
Palladium, the Roman Minerva, and our La-
dies Church at Loretto, with many ſacred Re-
liques preſerv'd by the Papiſts might drop
from the Moon as well as any of theſe.
But it may be again Objected, ſuppoſe there
were a Bullet ſhot up in that World, would
not the Moon run away from it;
before it
could fall down, ſince the Motion of her Bo-
dy (being every day round our Earth) is far
ſwifter than the other, and ſo the Bullet muſt
be left behind, and at length fall down to us?
To this I anſwer.
1. If a Bullet could be ſhot ſo far till it
it came to the Circumference of thoſe things
which belong to our Centre, then it would
fall down to us.
2. Though there were ſome Heavy Body
a great Height in that Air, yet would the Mo-
tion of that Magnetical Globe to which it did
belong by an attractive Virtue, ſtill hold it
within its convenient diſtance, whether their
Earth moved or ſtood ſtill, yet would the
ſame Violence caſt a Body from it equally far.
That I may the plainer expreſs my meaning,
I will ſet down this Diagram.

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