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">Ad 8. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">We grant, that the Earth is firm
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            and ſtable from all ſuch motions, whereby
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            it is jogged, or uncertainly ſhaken.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Ad 9. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For the authority of thoſe Di-
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            vines, which he urges for the interpretation
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            of theſe Scriptures; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">this will be but a weak
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            Argument againſt that Opinion which is al-
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            ready granted to be a Paradox.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Scriptures themſelves, in their
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            right meaning, will not at all conduce to the
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            preſent purpoſe.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">As for that in Iſaiah, if we conſult the
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            coherence, we ſhall find that the ſcope of
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            the Prophet, is to ſet forth the Glory of
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            the Church Triumphant. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Wherein (he
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            ſays) there ſhall not be any need of the Sun
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            or Moon, but God's preſence ſhall ſupply
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            them both: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For the Lord ſhall be unto thee an
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            everlaſting Light, and thy God thy Glory,
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            verſ. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">19. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and as for this Sun and Moon, it
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            ſhall not go down, or withdraw it ſelf; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but
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            he ſhall be an Everlaſting Light, without in-
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            termiſſion. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So that ’tis evident, he ſpeaks
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            of that Light which ſhall hereafter be, in-
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            ſtead of the Sun and Moon.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0318-01" xlink:href="note-0318-01a" xml:space="preserve">Vid. Rev.
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            21.13. i-
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            tem c. 22.
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            ver. 5.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">As for that in the Revelations, we yield,
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            that Time ſhall ceaſe; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but to ſay that this
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            depends upon the ceſſation of the Heavens,
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            is to beg the Queſtion, and to ſuppoſe that
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            which is to be proved, viz. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">that Time is
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            meaſured by the Motion of the Heavens,
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            and not of the Earth. </s>
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            Perrerius (from
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            whom this laft Argument was borrowed
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            without acknowledgment) might have told</s>
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