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 concluſion, That in all Eclipſes, the Earth
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            is in ſuch a ſtreight Line, (betwixt the two
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            Luminaries) whoſe extremities do point
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            unto oppoſite parts of the Zodiack. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Now tho
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            our Adverſaries ſhould ſuppoſe (as Coperni-
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            cus does) the Earth to be ſcituated in that
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            which they would have to be the Sun's Orb;
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            <s xml:space="preserve">yet would there not be any Eclipſe, but when
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            the Sun and Moon were diametrically oppo-
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            ſite, and our Earth betwixt them: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">As may
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            clearly be manifeſted by this Figure, where
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            you ſee the two Luminaries in oppoſite Signs: </s>
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            and according as any part of our Earth is
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            ſcituated by its diurnal Revolution, ſo will
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            every Eclipſe be either viſible, or not viſible
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