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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            logy for the ſtrangeneſs of thoſe Truths that
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            he was there to deliver; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">amongſt which, there
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            are divers things to this purpoſe concerning
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            the Nature of theMoon. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">He profeſſes that
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            he did not publiſh them, either out of a hu-
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            mour oſ Contradiction, or deſire of Vain-glo-
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            ry, or in a Jeſting way, to make himſelf, or
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            others merry, but after a conſiderate and ſo-
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            lemn manner, for the diſcovery of the Truth.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Now as for the knowledge which Cæſar pre-
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            tends to the contrary, you may gueſs what it
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            was by his ſtrange conſidence in other Aſſerti-
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            ons, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">his boldneſs in them may well derogate
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            from his Credit in this. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For ſpeaking of Pto-
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            lomy’s Hypotheſis, he pronounces this Verdict,
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            Impoſſibile eſt excentricorum & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">epicyclorum poſiti-
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            tio, nec aliquis eſt ex Mathematicis adeo ſtultus
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            qui veram illam exiſtimet. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">‘The poſition of
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            ‘ Excentricks and Epicycles is altogether im-
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            ‘ poſſible, nor is there any Mathematician ſuch
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            ‘ a Fool as to think it true. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I ſhould gueſs he
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            could not have knowledge enough to maintain
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            any other Hypotheſis, who was ſo ignorant in
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            Mathematicks, as to deny, any good Author
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            held this. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For I would fain know, whether
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            there were never any that thought the Hea-
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            vens to be ſolid Bodies, and that there
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            were ſuch kinds of Motion, as is by thoſe
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            feigned Orbs ſupplyed; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">if ſo, Gæſar la Galla
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            was much miſtaken. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I think his Aſſertions
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            are equally true, that Galilæus and Keplar did
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            not hold this, and that there were none which
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            ever held that other. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus much for the
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            Teſtimony of thoſe who were directly of this
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            Opinion.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0069-01" xlink:href="note-0069-01a" xml:space="preserve">cap. 7. </note>
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