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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        <div xml:id="echoid-div7" type="section" level="1" n="7">
          <head xml:id="echoid-head7" xml:space="preserve">The Propoſitions that are proved in
          this Diſcourſe.</head>
          <head xml:id="echoid-head8" xml:space="preserve">PROPOSITION I.</head>
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              <emph style="bf">T</emph>
            Hat the ſtrangeneſs of this Opinion is no Suffi-
            cient Reaſon why it ſhould be Rejected, be-
            cauſe other certain Truths have been formerly eſtee-
            med ridiculous, and great Abſurdities entertai-
            ned by common conſent. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s41" xml:space="preserve">By way of Preface.</s>
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          <head xml:id="echoid-head9" xml:space="preserve">PROP. II.</head>
          <p style="it">
            <s xml:id="echoid-s43" xml:space="preserve">That a Plurality of Worlds does not contradict
            any Principle of Reaſon or Faith.</s>
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          <head xml:id="echoid-head10" xml:space="preserve">PROP. III.</head>
          <p style="it">
            <s xml:id="echoid-s45" xml:space="preserve">That the Heavens do not conſiſt of any ſuch
            pure matter which can priviledge them from the
            like change and Gorruption, as theſe inferiour Bo-
            dies are liable unto.</s>
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          <head xml:id="echoid-head11" xml:space="preserve">PROP. IV.</head>
          <p style="it">
            <s xml:id="echoid-s47" xml:space="preserve">That the Moon is a Solid, Gompacted, Opacious
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          <head xml:id="echoid-head12" xml:space="preserve">PROP. V.</head>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s49" xml:space="preserve">That the Moon hath not any Light of her own.</s>
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          <head xml:id="echoid-head13" xml:space="preserve">PROP. VI.</head>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s51" xml:space="preserve">That there is a World in the Moon, bath been
            the direct Opinion of many Ancients, with ſome
            Modern Mathematicians, and may probably be
            deduced ſrom the Tenents of others.</s>
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