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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            tions pillars of the Heavens, Job 26. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">11. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and
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            yet that will not prove them to be immova-
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            ble.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">True indeed, we read often concerning
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            the Foundations of the Earth: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but ſo we do
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            likewiſe of the Ends, Sides, and Corners
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            of the Earth; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and yet theſe Scriptures will
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            not prove it to be of a long or ſquare form.
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Beſides, we read alſo of the Foundations of
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            Heaven, םטשח תולמוט, 2 Sam. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">22. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">8. </s>
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            And yet we muſt not hence infer, that they
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            are without all motion; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">As alſo of the plant-
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            ing of the Heavens, Ifa. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">51. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">6. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">which may as
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            well prove them to be immovable, as that
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            which follows in the ſame Verſe concerning
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            the Foundations oſ the Earth.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Which phraſe (if I have obſerved right)
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            in ſeveral places of Scripture, is to be un-
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            derſtood, according to theſe three Interpre-
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            tations.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">It is taken ſometimes for the lower
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            parts of the Earth, as appears by that place
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            2 Sam. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">22. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">16. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Channels of the Sea ap-
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            peared; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">the Foundations of the VVorld were
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            diſcovered.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0254-01" xlink:href="note-0254-01a" xml:space="preserve">So Pſal.
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            18. 15.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Sometimes for the beginning and firſt
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            creation of it, Iſa. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">40. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">21. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Hath it not been
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            told you from the beginning ? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">have ye not un-
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            derſtood from the Foundations of the Earth?
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And in many other places, Before the Foun-
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            dation of the VVorld was laid; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">that is, before
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            the firſt Creation.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0254-02" xlink:href="note-0254-02a" xml:space="preserve">Joh. 17.24
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            Ephef.1.4.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Sometimes it ſignifies the Magiſtrates and
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            chief Governors of the Earth. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So many</s>
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