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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            ation, and move only about its own Cen-
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            ter.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Motion of a Bullet is violent, and
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            againſt its Nature, which does ſtrongly in-
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            cline it to move downwards. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Whereas
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            the Earth being conſidered as whole, and in
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            its proper place, is not heavy, nor does
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            it contain any repugnancy to a Circular Mo-
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            tion.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">6. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The chief Argument on which our
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            Adverſaries do moſt inſiſt, is this: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">If there
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            were ſuch a Motion of the Earth as is ſup-
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            poſed; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">then thoſe Bodies which are ſevered
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            from it in the Air, would be forſaken by it.
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Clouds would ſeem to riſe and ſet as
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            the Stars. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Birds would be carried a-
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            way from their Neſts. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">No heavy Body
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            could fall perpendicular. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">An Arrow or Bul-
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            let being ſhot from Eaſt to Weſt, by the
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            ſame violence, will not be carried an equal
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            diſtance from us, but we ſhould, by the re-
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            volution of our Earth, overtake that which
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            was ſhot to the Eaſt, before it could fall. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">If
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            a Man, leaping up, ſhould abide in the Air
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            but one ſecond ſcruple of an hour, or the
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            ſixtieth part of a minute, the Earth, in that
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            ſpace, would withdraw it ſelf from him
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            almoſt a quarter of a mile. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">All theſe, and
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            many other ſuch ſtrange Inferences, which
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            are directly contrary to ſenſe and expe-
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            rience, would follow from this motion of
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            the Earth.</s>
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            Cæbo, l. 2.
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            c. 13.</note>
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