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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            but declinare, or vacillare, to decline or ſlip
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            aſide from its natural courſe. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus it is
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            uſed by David, Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">17.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">5. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">where he prays,
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            Hold up my goings in thy Paths, ןטמגלב
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            that my Foot-ſteps ſlide not. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">He does
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            not mean that his feet ſhould not move. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So
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            Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">121. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">He will not ſuffer thy foot to be
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            moved. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus likewiſe, Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">16.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">8. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Becauſe
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            the Lord is at my right band, I ſhall not be
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            moved: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">which laſt place is tranſlated in the
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            New Teſtament, by the Greek word {οα-
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            λευω, which ſignifies fluctuare, or vacillare,
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            to be ſhaken by ſuch an uncertain motion,
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            as the Waves of the Sea. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Now, as David's
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            feet may have their uſual motion, and yet
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            in this ſenſe be ſaid not to move, that is,
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            not to decline or ſlip aſide : </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſo neither can
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            the ſame phraſe, applied to the Earth, prove
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            it to be immovable.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0256-01" xlink:href="note-0256-01a" xml:space="preserve">Act.2.25.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Nor do I ſee any reaſon, why that of
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            Didacus Aſtunica, may not be truly aſſir-
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            med, That we may prove the natural
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            motion of the Earth, from that place in
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            Job 6.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">9. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Qui commovet terram è loco ſuo,
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            as well as its reſt and immobility from
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            theſe.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0256-02" xlink:href="note-0256-02a" xml:space="preserve">Comment.
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            an Job.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">From all which, it is very evident, that
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            each of theſe expreſſions, concerning the
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            founding or eſtabliſbing both of Heaven or
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            Earth, were not intended to ſhew the un-
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            movableneſs of either, but rather, to ma-
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            niſeſt the Power and Wiſdom of Provi-
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            dence, who had ſo ſetled theſe parts of the</s>
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