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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            the name of Volva à volvendo, becauſe it does
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            by reaſon of its Diurnal Revolution appear
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            unto them conſtantly to turn round, and there-
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            fore he ſtyles thoſe who live in that Hemi-
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            ſphere which is towards us, by the Title of
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            Subvolvani, becauſe they enjoy the ſight of
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            this Earth; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and the others Privolvani, quia
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            ſunt privati conſpectu volvæ, becauſe they
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            are depriv’d oſ this priviledge. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But Fulius
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            Cæſar, whom I have above Quoted, ſpea-
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            king oſ their Teſtimony whom I cite for this
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            Opinion, viz. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Keplar and Galilæus, Aſſirms
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            that to his Knowledge they did but jeſt in thoſe
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            things which they Write concerning this, and
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            as for any ſuch World, he aſſuredly knows
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            they never ſo much as dreamt oſ it. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But I had
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            rather believe their own Words, than his pre-
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            tended Knowledge.</s>
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            <note symbol="a" position="right" xlink:label="note-0067-05" xlink:href="note-0067-05a" xml:space="preserve">In Theſi.
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            bus.</note>
            <note symbol="b" position="right" xlink:label="note-0067-06" xlink:href="note-0067-06a" xml:space="preserve">Diſſerta-
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            tio cum
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            Nunc.</note>
            <note symbol="c" position="right" xlink:label="note-0067-07" xlink:href="note-0067-07a" xml:space="preserve">Nuncius
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            Syderius.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0067-08" xlink:href="note-0067-08a" xml:space="preserve">Somn. Aſtr.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0068-01" xlink:href="note-0068-01a" xml:space="preserve">De phæ-
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            nom. Lunæ.
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            6. 4.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis true indeed, in ſome things they do but
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            triſle, but for the main Scope oſ thoſe Diſ-
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            courſes, ’tis as manifeſtly they ſeriouſly meant
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            it, as any indifferent Reader may eaſily diſ-
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            cern; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">As for Galilæus, ’tis evident he did ſet
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            down his own Judgement and Opinion in theſe
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            things; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">otherwiſe, ſure Campanella ( a Man
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            as well acquainted with his Opinion, and per-
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            haps his Perſon, as Cæſar was) would never
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            have writ an Apology for him. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And beſides,
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            ’tis very likely iſ it had beeen but a Jeſt, Ga-
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            lilæus would never have ſuffer’d ſo much for it,
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            as Report ſaith, afterwards he did.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">And as for Keplar, I will only refer the
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            Reader to his own words as they are ſet down
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            in the Preface to the Fourth Book oſ his Epi-
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            tome, where his purpoſe is to make an Apolo-</s>
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