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 Plant.
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            Day of Judgment; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">which they prove from
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            iſa. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">60. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">20. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thy Sun ſhall no more go down,
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            neitber ſhall thy Moon withdraw it ſelf. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So
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            likewiſe, Rev. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">10. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">6. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Angel ſwears, that
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            there ſhall be time no longer: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and therefore
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            the Heavens muſt reſt, ſince by their motion
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            it is that Time is meaſured. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And st. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Paul
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            ſays, Rom. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">8. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">20. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">That all the Creatures are
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            made ſubject to Vanity. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Now this can be no
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            other in the Heavens, than the Vanity of
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            Motion, which the Wife Man ſpeaks of,
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            Eccleſ. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">4. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Sun riſeth, and the Sun goeth
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            down, &</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">c.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">To theſe it may be anſwered:</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Ad 1, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">In the firſt you may note a
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            manifeſt contradiction, when he will have
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            the Earth to be hotter than the Water, by
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            reaſon of this motion; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">when as notwith-
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            ſtanding he acknowledges the Water to
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            move along with it; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and therefore too, in
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            the next Line, he infers that the Water,
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            becauſe of that heat and rarefaction which
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            it receives from this motion with the Earth,
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            muſt be incapable of ſo much cold, as to
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            be congealed into Ice.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">But unto that which may be conceived to
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            be his meaning in this and the next Argu-
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            ment: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I anſwer, If he had fully underſtood
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            this Opinion which he oppoſes, he would
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            eaſily have apprehended, that it could not
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            be prejudiced by either of theſe Conſequen-
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            ces. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For we ſuppoſe, that not only this
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            Globe of Earth and Water, but alſo all the
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            vaporous Air which invirons it, are carried</s>
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