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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            her, when there is a total Eclipſe of her own
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            Body, or of the Sun.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">From the Light which is Diſcerned in
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            the Darker part of her Body, when ſhe is but
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            a little Diſtant from the Sun.</s>
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          <p>
            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For when there are any total Eclipſes,
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            there appears in her Body a great redneſs, and
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            many times Light enough to cauſe a remarka-
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            ble ſhade, as common Experience doth ſuffi-
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            ciently manifeſt: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but this cannot come from
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            the Sun, ſince at ſuch times either the Earth or
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            her own body ſhades her from the Sun-Beams;
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            <s xml:space="preserve">therefore it muſt proceed from her own Light.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Two or three Days after the new
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            Moon, we may preceive Light in her whole
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            Body, whereas the Rays of the Sun reflect but
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            upon a ſmall part of that which is Viſible;
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">therefore ’tis likely that there is ſome Light
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            of her own.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">In anſwering to theſe Objections, I ſhall
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            firſt ſhew, that this Light cannot be her own,
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            and then declare that which is the true Reaſon
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            of it.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">That it is not her own, appears,</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Becauſe then ſhe would always retain
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            it, but ſhe has been ſometimes altogether In-
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            viſible, when as not withſtanding ſome of the
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            fixed Stars of the fourth or fifth Magnitude
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            might eaſily have been diſcerned cloſe by her,
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            As it was in the year 1620.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0058-01" xlink:href="note-0058-01a" xml:space="preserve">Keplar.
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            epit.
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            Aſtron. cap.
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            l. 6. p. 5.
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            ſect. 2.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">This may appear likewiſe from the Va-
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            riety of it at divers times; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">for ’tis commonly
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            Obſerv'd that ſometimes ’tis of a brighter,
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            ſometimes of a darker Appearance; </s>
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            der, and at another time of a more duskiſh</s>
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