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">There are three ſeveral ways moſt fre-
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            quently uſed for the reſolving of theſe kind
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            of Doubts.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">From thoſe Magnetical Qualities,
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            which all Elementary Bodies do par-
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            take of.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">From the like motions of other things
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            within the room of a ſailing Ship.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">From the like participation of motion
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            in the open parts of a Ship.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For thoſe Magnetical Properties, with
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            which all theſe Bodies are endowed. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For
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            the better underſtanding of this, you muſt
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            know, That beſides thoſe common Elemen-
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            tary Qualities of Heat, Coldneſs, Drineſs,
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            Moiſture, &</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">c. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">which ariſe from the pre-
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            dominancy of ſeveral Elements; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">there are
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            likewiſe other Qualities (not ſo well known
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            to the Ancients) which we call Magnetical,
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            of which every Particle in the Terreſtrial
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            Globe does neceſſarily participate: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and
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            whether it be joined to this Globe by conti-
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            nuity or contiguity; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">or whether it be ſe-
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            vered from it, as the Clouds in the ſecond
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            Region, a Bird or Bullet in the Air; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">yet
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            does it ſtill retain its Magnetical Qualities,
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            together with all thoſe Operations that pro-
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            ceed from them.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Now from theſe Properties do we ſup-
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            poſe the Circular Motion of the Earth to
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            ariſe.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">If you ask, What Probabilities there are,
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            to prove that the Earth is endowed with any
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            ſuch affections? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I anſwer: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis likely, that</s>
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