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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            ‘ ſo with a more familiar view behold her
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            ‘ Condition. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And becauſe you ſhall have no
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            occaſion to queſtion the Truth oſ thoſe Expe-
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            riments, which I ſhall afterwards urge from
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            it; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I will therefore ſet down the Teſtimony
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            of an Enemy, and ſuch a Witneſs hath always
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            been accounted prevalent:</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">you may ſee it in the
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            above nam’d Cæſar la Galla, whoſe Words
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            are theſe: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Mercureum caduceum geſtantem, cœ-
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            leſtia nunciare, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">mortuorem animas ab inferis
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            revocare ſapiens finxit antiquitas. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Galilæum
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            verò novum Fovis interpretem Teleſcopio caduceo
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            inſtructum Sydera aperire, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">veterum Philoſo-
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            phorum manes ad ſuperosrevocare ſolere noſtra ætas
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            videt & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">admiratur. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">‘Wiſe Antiquity Fabled
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            ‘ Mercury carrying a Rod in his hand, to relate
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            ‘ News from Heaven, and call back the Souls
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            ‘ of the Dead; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but it hath been the happineſs
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            ‘ of our Induſtrious Age to ſee and admire Ga-
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            ‘ lilæus, the new Embaſſador of the Gods, fur-
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            ‘ niſhed with his Perſpective to unfold the Na-
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            ‘ ture oſ the Stars, and awaken the Ghoſts of
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            ‘ the Ancient Philoſophers. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So worthily and
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            highly did theſe Men eſteem of this excel-
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            lent Invention.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0070-01" xlink:href="note-0070-01a" xml:space="preserve">De macula
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            in ſole obſer.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0071-01" xlink:href="note-0071-01a" xml:space="preserve">De phœ-
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            nom. cap. 1.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Now, if you would know what might be
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            done by this Glaſs, in the ſight of ſuch things as
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            were nearer to hand, the ſame Author will
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            tell you, when he ſays, that by it thoſe things
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            which could ſcarce at all be diſcern’d by the
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            Eye, at the diſtance of a Mile and a half, might
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            plainly and diſtinctly be perceiv’d for 16 Italian
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            Miles, and that as they were really in them-
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            ſelves, without any Tranſpoſition or falſifying
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            at all. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So that what the Ancient Poets were</s>
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