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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            in his Preface to his Treatiſe concerning the
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            Auſtriaca ſydera; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Luna, Venus, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Mercurius,
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            terreſtris & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">humidœ ſunt ſubſtati ideoquœ de ſuo
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            non lucere, ſicut nec terra. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Moon, Venus,
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            and Mercury, ſaith he, are of an Earthly and
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            moiſt Subſtance, and therefore have no more
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            Light of their own, than the Earth hath. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Nay,
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            ſome there are, who think (though without
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            Ground) that all the other Stars do receive that
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            Light whereby they appear Viſible to us, from
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            the Sun: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So Ptolomy,
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            Iſidore Iſpalenſis,
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            Albertus Magnus, and
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            Bede; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">much morethen muſt the Moon ſhine with a borrowed
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            Light.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0061-01" xlink:href="note-0061-01a" xml:space="preserve">Somn. Scip.
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            l. 1. c. 20.
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            Lect. antiq.
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            l. 1. c. 15.
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            In lib. de
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            natur. re-
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            rum.</note>
            <note symbol="a" position="right" xlink:label="note-0061-02" xlink:href="note-0061-02a" xml:space="preserve">De 4
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            Coœvis Q.
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            4 Art. 21.</note>
            <note symbol="b" position="right" xlink:label="note-0061-03" xlink:href="note-0061-03a" xml:space="preserve">Exercit.
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            62.</note>
            <note symbol="c" position="right" xlink:label="note-0061-04" xlink:href="note-0061-04a" xml:space="preserve">Epitom.
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            Aſtron.
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            l. 4. p. 2.</note>
            <note symbol="d" position="right" xlink:label="note-0061-05" xlink:href="note-0061-05a" xml:space="preserve">Epit. A-ſtro.Cop.l.6.
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            part. 5. ſect.
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            2.</note>
            <note symbol="a" position="left" xlink:label="note-0062-01" xlink:href="note-0062-01a" xml:space="preserve">Originum
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            l. 3. c. 60.</note>
            <note symbol="b" position="left" xlink:label="note-0062-02" xlink:href="note-0062-02a" xml:space="preserve">D; Cœlo.
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            1. 2:</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">But enough of this. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I have now ſufficient-
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            ly ſhewed what at the firſt I promis'd, that
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            this Light is not proper to the Moon. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">It re-
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            mains in the next place, that I tell you the true
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            Reaſon of it. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And here I think ’tis probable
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            that the Light which appears in the Moon at
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            the Eclipſes, is nothing elſe but the ſecond
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            Species of the Suns Rayes which paſs through
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            the ſhadow into her Body: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and from a mix-
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            ture of this ſecond Light with the Shadow
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            ariſes that redneſs which at ſome times appears
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            unto us. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I may call it Lumen crepuſculinum,
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            the Aurora of the Moon, or ſuch a kind of
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            Bluſhing Light, that the Sun cauſes when it
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            is near its riſing, when he beſtows ſome ſmall
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            Light upon the thicker Vapours. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus we
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            ſee commonly the Sun being in the Horizon,
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            and the Reflexion growing Weak, how his
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            Beams make the Waters appear very Red.</s>
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            <note symbol="c" position="left" xlink:label="note-0062-03" xlink:href="note-0062-03a" xml:space="preserve">Deratio-
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            ne tempor.
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            c. 4.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0062-04" xlink:href="note-0062-04a" xml:space="preserve">Item Plinie
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            lib. 2. ca. 6.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0062-05" xlink:href="note-0062-05a" xml:space="preserve">Hugo de
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            Sancto Vi-
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            ctore.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0062-06" xlink:href="note-0062-06a" xml:space="preserve">Annot. in
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            Gen. 6.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">The Moabites in Fehoram's time, when they
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            Roſe Early in the Morning, and beheld the</s>
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