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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            this Miracle doth conſiſt in the return of the
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            Shadow.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">If you Object, That the Scripture does
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            expreſly ſay, The Sun it ſelf returned ten
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            degrees. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I anſwer, 'Tis a frequent manner
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            of ſpeech in Scripture, to put the Cauſe for
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            the Effect; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">as that in Jonas, where 'tis ſaid,
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            That the Sun did beat upon the Head of Jonas;
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            that is, the Beams of the Sun. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So that of
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            the Pſalmiſt, The Sun ſhall not ſmite thee by
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            Day; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">that is, the heat which proceeds from
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            the Sun's reflection. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">In the ſame ſenſe may
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            the phraſe be underſtood in this place; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and
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            the Sun may be ſaid to return back, becauſe
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            the Light, which is the effect of it, did ſeem
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            to do ſo; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">or rather, becauſe theShadow, which
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            is the effect of that, did change its courſe.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0214-01" xlink:href="note-0214-01a" xml:space="preserve">Iſa. 38. 8.
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            Jona. 4. 8.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0214-02" xlink:href="note-0214-02a" xml:space="preserve">Jona 4. 8.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0214-03" xlink:href="note-0214-03a" xml:space="preserve">Pſal. 121.
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            6.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">This later Scripture then, will not at all
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            make to the preſent purpoſe: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">as for thoſe
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            of the two former kinds, I have already an-
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            ſwered, That they are ſpoken in reference
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            to the appearance of things, and vulgar Opi-
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            nion. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For the further illuſtration of which,
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            I ſhall endeavour to confirm theſe two parti-
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            culars.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">That the Holy Ghoſt, in many other
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            places of Scripture, does accommodate his
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            Expreſſions, unto the error of our Conceits;
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and does not ſpeak of divers things as they
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            are in themſelves, but as they appear unto
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            us. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Therefore 'tis not unlikely, that theſe
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            Phraſes alſo may be liable unto the ſame in-
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            terpretation.</s>
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