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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            Dr. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Gilbert, in that renewing of this Opi-
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            nion, he omitted an anſwer to the Scripture-
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            Expreſſions: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">therefore ’tis requiſite, That
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            in the proſecuting this Diſcourſe, we ſhould
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            lay down ſuch ſatisfaction, as may clear all
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            Doubts that may be taken thence: </s>
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            ally ſince the prejudice that may ariſe from
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            the miſapprehenſion of thoſe Scripture-
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            Phraſes, may much diſable the Reader from
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            looking on any other Argument, with an
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            equal and indifferent mind.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0201-02" xlink:href="note-0201-02a" xml:space="preserve">Comment.
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            in Eccleſ.
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            c. 1. v 4.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">The places that ſeem to oppoſe this, are
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            of two kinds. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Firſt, Such as imply a Mo-
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            tion in the Heavens: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Or, ſecondly, ſuch as
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            ſeem to expreſs a Reſt and Immobility in the
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            Earth.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Thoſe of the firſt kind ſeem to bear in
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            them the cleareſt evidence, and therefore
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            are more inſiſted on by our Adverſaries.
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">They may be referred unto theſe three
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            Heads.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
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            mention made of the Riſing or Setting of the
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            Sun or Stars.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">That Story in Joſhua, where the Sun
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            @@anding ſtill, is reckoned for a Miracle.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">That other Wonder in the days of
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            Hezekiah, when the Sun went back ten de-
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            grees in the Dial of Ahaz, All which places
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            do ſeem to conclude, That the Diurnal Mo-
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            tion is cauſed by the Heavens.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">To this I anſwer in general;</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">That the Holy Ghoſt, in theſe Scripture-
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            expreſſions, is pleaſed to accommodate him-</s>
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