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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            have broken the Vipers Eggs; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3272" xml:space="preserve">alluding to
            that common but fabulous ſtory of the Vi-
            per, who breaks his paſlage through the
            Bowels of the Female. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3273" xml:space="preserve">So Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3274" xml:space="preserve">58. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3275" xml:space="preserve">4, 5.
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3276" xml:space="preserve">where the Prophet ſpeaks of the deaf Ad-
            der, that ſtops her Ears againſt the Voice of
            the Charmer. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3277" xml:space="preserve">Both which relations (if we
            may believe many Naturaliſts) are as falſe
            as they are common: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3278" xml:space="preserve">and yet, becauſe they
            were entertained with the general opinion
            of thoſe days, therefore doth the Holy Ghoſt
            vouchſafe to allude unto them in Holy Writ. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3279" xml:space="preserve">
            ’Tis a plain miſtake of Fromondus, when in
              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0231-01" xlink:href="note-0231-01a" xml:space="preserve">Veſta.
              Tract 3.
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            anſwer to theſe places, he is fain to ſay,
            that they are uſed proverbially only, and do
            not poſitively conclude any thing. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3280" xml:space="preserve">For
            when David writes theſe words, that they
            are like the deaf Adder, which ſtoppeth her
            Ears, &</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3281" xml:space="preserve">c. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3282" xml:space="preserve">This affirmation is manifeſtly
            implied, That the deaf Adder does ſtop
            her Ears againſt the Voice of the Charmer:
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3283" xml:space="preserve">which becauſe it is not true in the Letter of
            it, (as was ſaid before) therefore ’tis very
            probable, that it ſhould be interpreted in the
            ſame ſenſe wherein here it is cited.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s3285" xml:space="preserve">In reference to this alſo, we are to con-
            ceive of thoſe other expreſſions; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3286" xml:space="preserve">Cold com-
            eth out of the North, Job 37. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3287" xml:space="preserve">9. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3288" xml:space="preserve">And again,
            Fair Weather comes out of the North, ver. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3289" xml:space="preserve">22.
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3290" xml:space="preserve">So ver. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3291" xml:space="preserve">17. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3292" xml:space="preserve">Thy Garments are warm, when he
            quieteth the Earth by the South Wind. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3293" xml:space="preserve">And,
            Prov. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3294" xml:space="preserve">25. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3295" xml:space="preserve">23. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3296" xml:space="preserve">The North Wind driveth away
            Rain. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3297" xml:space="preserve">Which Phraſes do not contain in
            them any abſolute general Truth, but </s>