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

Page concordance

< >
Scan Original
41 29
42 30
43 31
44 32
45 33
46 34
47 35
48 36
49 37
50 38
51 39
52 40
53 41
54 42
55 43
56 44
57 45
58 46
59 47
60 48
61 49
62 50
63 51
64 52
65 53
66 54
67 55
68 56
69 57
70 58
< >
page |< < (35) of 370 > >|
That the Moon may be a World.
    <echo version="1.0RC">
      <text xml:lang="en" type="free">
        <div type="section" level="1" n="31">
          <p>
            <s xml:space="preserve">
              <pb o="35" file="0047" n="47" rhead="That the Moon may be a World."/>
            Diſtinctly ſet down for this Opinion. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For
              <lb/>
            the better Confirmation of which he adjoins
              <lb/>
            alſo ſome Authentical Epiſtles of Fredericus
              <lb/>
            Gæſius Lyncæus, a Noble Prince, written to
              <lb/>
            Bellarmine, containing divers Reaſons to the
              <lb/>
            ſame purpoſe. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">You may alſo ſee the ſame
              <lb/>
            Truth ſet down by Fohannes Pena, in his Pre-
              <lb/>
            face to Euclids Opticks, and Chriſtoph. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Roth-
              <lb/>
            manus, both who thought the Firmament to
              <lb/>
              <anchor type="note" xlink:label="note-0047-01a" xlink:href="note-0047-01"/>
            be only Air: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and though the Noble Tycho do
              <lb/>
            Diſpute againſt them, yet he himſelf holds,
              <lb/>
            Quod propius ad veritatis penetralia accedit hæc
              <lb/>
            opinio, quam Ariſtotelica vulgariter approbata,
              <lb/>
            quæ cælum pluribus realibus atque imperviis orbi-
              <lb/>
            bus citra rem replevit. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">‘That this Opinion
              <lb/>
            ‘ comes nearer to the Truth, than the common
              <lb/>
            ‘ one of Ariſtotle, which hath to no purpoſe
              <lb/>
            ‘ filled the Heavens with ſuch real and Imper-
              <lb/>
            ‘ vious Orbs.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve"/>
          </p>
          <div type="float" level="2" n="6">
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0047-01" xlink:href="note-0047-01a" xml:space="preserve">De ſtella.
              <lb/>
            15. 72. l. 1.
              <lb/>
            c. 9.</note>
          </div>
          <p>
            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">There is no Element of Fire, which
              <lb/>
            muſt be held with this Opinion here deliver'd;
              <lb/>
            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">for if we ſuppoſe a World in the Moon, then
              <lb/>
            it will follow, that the Sphere of Fire, either
              <lb/>
            is not there where it is uſually placed in the
              <lb/>
            Concavity of his Orb, or elſe that there is no
              <lb/>
            ſuch thing at all, which is moſt probable,ſince
              <lb/>
            there are not any ſuch Solid Orbs, that by
              <lb/>
            their ſwift Motion might Heat and Enkindle
              <lb/>
            the adjoyning Air, which is imagined to be
              <lb/>
            the Reaſon of that Element. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Arguments
              <lb/>
            that are commonly urged to this purpoſe, are
              <lb/>
            theſe.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve"/>
          </p>
          <p>
            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">That which was beſore alledged concer-
              <lb/>
            ning the Refractions which will be caus'd by
              <lb/>
            a different Medium. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For if the Matter of the</s>
          </p>
        </div>
      </text>
    </echo>