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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            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus likewiſe, by placing the Sun in the
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            Centre, we may conceive ſuch a proportion
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            betwixt the Bodies of the Planets, as will
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            be anſwerable unto their ſevral Spheres:
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Then Mercury, which has the leaſt Orb,
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            will have the leaſt Body; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Venus bigger than
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            that, but leſs than any of the other; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">our
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            Earth bigger than Venus, but leſs than the
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            reſt; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Mars bigger than the Earth, but leſs
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            than Jupiter; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Jupiter bigger than Mars, and
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            leſs than Saturn; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Saturn being the higheſt,
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            ſhould alſo be the biggeſt. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">All which Har-
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            mony would be diſturbed, by putting in
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            the Sun amongſt them; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and therefore, it
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            may be more convenient for him to ſit ſtill
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            in the Centre.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">There are ſundry other Arguments in
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            this kind to be found out, by a conſiderati-
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            on of this whole Hypotheſis: </s>
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            rightly underſtand it, may therein eaſily
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            diſcern many ſtrong Probabilities, why the
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            Sun ſhould be in the midſt of the World,
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            rather than in any other Poſition.</s>
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