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 Moon may be a World.
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            now, that neither of them hath any Patrons,
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            and therefore need no Confutation.</s>
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            <note symbol="a" position="left" xlink:label="note-0056-01" xlink:href="note-0056-01a" xml:space="preserve">Lib. 9.
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            Archite-
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            cturœ.</note>
            <note symbol="b" position="left" xlink:label="note-0056-02" xlink:href="note-0056-02a" xml:space="preserve">Narratio
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            Pſalmorum.
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            item.ep. 119</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis agreed upon by all ſides, that this
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            Planet receives moſt of her Light from the
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            Sun; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but the cheif controverſie is, whether
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            or no ſhe hath any of her own? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The greater
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            Multitude affirm this. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Gardan amongſt the reſt
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            is very confident of it, and he thinks that if any
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            of us were in the Moon at the time of her
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            greateſt Eclipſe, Lunam aſpiceremus non ſecus ac
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            innumeris cereis ſplendidiſſimis accenſis atque in
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            eas oculis defixis cœcutiremus. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">‘We ſhould
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            ‘perceive ſo great a Brightneſs of our own,
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            ‘that would blind us with the meer Sight, and
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            ‘when ſhe is enlightned by the Sun, then no
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            ‘Eagles Eye (if there were any there) is able
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            ‘to look upon her. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">This Gardan ſays, and he
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            does but ſay it, without bringing any Proof
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            for its Confirmation. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">However I will ſet
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            down the Arguments that are uſually urged
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            for this Opinion, and they are taken either from
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            Scripture, or Reaſon; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">from Scripture is urged
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            that Place, 1 Gor. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">15. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">where it is ſaid, There
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            is one Glory of the Sun, and another Glory of the
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            Moon. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Ulyſſes Albergettus urges that in Math. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">24.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">20. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ἡ σελ{ήν}η {οὐ} δωσ{ετ} τὸ φέ{γγ} {ος} ἀυτῆς The Moon
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            ſhall not give her Light: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">therefore (ſays he)
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            ſhe hath ſome of her own.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0057-01" xlink:href="note-0057-01a" xml:space="preserve">De Subt il,
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            lib. 4.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">But to theſe we may eaſily Anſwer, that
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            the Glory and Light there ſpoken of, may be
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            ſaid to be hers, though it be derived, as you
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            may ſee in many other Inſtances.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">The Arguments from Reaſon are taken ei-
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            ther,</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">From that Light which is Diſcern'd in</s>
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