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.
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            them at the leaſt four Miles Perpendicular.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">This I ſhall prove from the Obſervation of Ga-
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            lilæus, whoſe Glaſs can ſhew to the ſenſe a
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            proof beyond exception; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and certainly that
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            Man muſt be of a moſt timorous Faith, who
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            dares not believe his own Eye.</s>
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            <note symbol="*" position="left" xlink:label="note-0100-02" xlink:href="note-0100-02a" xml:space="preserve">Hiſt. l.1.c.
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            7. Sect. 11.
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            Meteor. l.
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            I. c. II.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0100-03" xlink:href="note-0100-03a" xml:space="preserve">Comparatio
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            Ariſt. cum.
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            Platone.
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            Sect 3.c.5.
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            Expoſt. in
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            loc Math.
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            Arlis loc.
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            148.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">By that Perſpective you may plainly diſ-
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            cern ſome enlightned parts (which are the
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            Mountains) to be diſtant from the other about
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            the twentieth part of the Diameter. </s>
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            whence it will follow, that thoſe Mountains
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            muſt neceſſarily be at the leaſt, four Italian
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            Miles in height.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">For let B D E F be the Body of the Moon,
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            A B C will be aRay or Beam of the Sun, which
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            enlightens a Mountain at A, and B is the point
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            of Contingency; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">the diſtance betwixt A and
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            B muſt be ſuppos'd to be the twentieth part
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            of the Diameter, which is an 100 Miles, for
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            ſo far are ſome enlightned parts ſever'd from
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            the common term of Illumination. </s>
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