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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            have broken the Vipers Eggs; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">alluding to
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            that common but fabulous ſtory of the Vi-
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            per, who breaks his paſlage through the
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            Bowels of the Female. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">58. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">4, 5.
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">where the Prophet ſpeaks of the deaf Ad-
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            der, that ſtops her Ears againſt the Voice of
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            the Charmer. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Both which relations (if we
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            may believe many Naturaliſts) are as falſe
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            as they are common: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and yet, becauſe they
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            were entertained with the general opinion
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            of thoſe days, therefore doth the Holy Ghoſt
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            vouchſafe to allude unto them in Holy Writ. </s>
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            ’Tis a plain miſtake of Fromondus, when in
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            anſwer to theſe places, he is fain to ſay,
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            that they are uſed proverbially only, and do
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            not poſitively conclude any thing. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For
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            when David writes theſe words, that they
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            are like the deaf Adder, which ſtoppeth her
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            Ears, &</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">c. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">This affirmation is manifeſtly
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            implied, That the deaf Adder does ſtop
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            her Ears againſt the Voice of the Charmer:
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            <s xml:space="preserve">which becauſe it is not true in the Letter of
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            it, (as was ſaid before) therefore ’tis very
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            probable, that it ſhould be interpreted in the
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            ſame ſenſe wherein here it is cited.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0231-01" xlink:href="note-0231-01a" xml:space="preserve">Veſta.
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            Tract 3.
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            cap. 3.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">In reference to this alſo, we are to con-
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            ceive of thoſe other expreſſions; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Cold com-
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            eth out of the North, Job 37. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">9. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And again,
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            Fair Weather comes out of the North, ver. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">22.
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So ver. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">17. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thy Garments are warm, when he
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            quieteth the Earth by the South Wind. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And,
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            Prov. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">25. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">23. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The North Wind driveth away
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            Rain. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Which Phraſes do not contain in
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            them any abſolute general Truth, but can</s>
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