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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            of our Philoſophical thirſt, does deſerve ra-
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            ther to be ſtiled by the name of Modeſty,
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            than Boldneſs. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And in another place, he
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            refers the Reader to the different Opinions
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            of Aſtronomers, adviſing him to examin their
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            ſeveral tenents, as well Eudoxus as Calippus;
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            <s xml:space="preserve">and to entertain that (not which is moſt an-
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            tient, but) which is moſt exact and agree-
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            able to Reaſon. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And as for Ptolomy, ’tis his
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            counſel, that we ſhould endeavour to frame
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            ſuch ſuppoſitions of the Heavens, as might
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            be more ſimple, being void of all ſuperflui-
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            ties: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And he confeſſes, that his Hypotheſis had
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            many implications in it, together with ſun-
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            dry intricate and unlikely turnings; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and
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            therefore in the ſame place, he ſeems to ad-
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            moniſh us, that we ſhould not be too confi-
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            dent the Heavens were really in the ſame
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            Form, wherein Aſtronomers did ſuppoſe
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            them. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So that ’tis likely, ’twas his chief in-
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            tent to propoſe unto us ſuch a frame of the
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            Cœleſtial Bodies, from which we might, in
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            ſome meaſure, conceive of their different ap-
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            pearances; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and according to which, we
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            might be able to calculate their motions. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But
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            now, ’tis Copernicus his endeavour, to pro-
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            pound unto us, the true natural Cauſes of
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            theſe ſeveral Motions, and Appearances:
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            <s xml:space="preserve">It was the intent of the one, to ſettle the
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            Imagination; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and of the other, to ſatisfie the
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            judgment. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So, that we have no reaſon to
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            doubt of his aſſent unto this Opinion, if he
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            had but clearly underſtood all the grounds
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            of it.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0194-02" xlink:href="note-0194-02a" xml:space="preserve">5 Conſid.</note>
            <note symbol="*" position="left" xlink:label="note-0194-03" xlink:href="note-0194-03a" xml:space="preserve">In Nar-
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            ratione.</note>
            <note symbol="" position="left" xlink:label="note-0194-04" xlink:href="note-0194-04a" xml:space="preserve">Myſt.
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            Coſmogr.
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            cap. 1. Item
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            pref. ad 4.
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            1. Aſtr. Co-
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            pern.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0194-05" xlink:href="note-0194-05a" xml:space="preserve">de Cal. l. 2.
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            c. 12.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0195-01" xlink:href="note-0195-01a" xml:space="preserve">Met. lib.
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            12. cap. 8.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0195-02" xlink:href="note-0195-02a" xml:space="preserve">Alm. lib.
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            13. cap. 2.</note>
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