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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            be conveyed ſo far, as there to be repreſented
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            unto us, at ſuch a diſtance. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But ’tis common-
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            ly related of Pythagor as, that he by writing
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            what he pleas'd in a Glaſs, by the reflexion of
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            the ſame Species, would make thoſe Letters to
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            appear in the Circle of the Moon, where they
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            ſhould be Legible by any other, who might
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            at that time be ſome Miles diſtant from him.
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            . </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Agrippa affirms this to be poſſible, and
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            the way of performing it not unknown to him-
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            ſelf, with ſome others in his time. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">It may be
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            that Biſhop Goodwine did by the like means
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            perform thoſe ſtrange Concluſions, which he
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            profeſſes in his Nuncius inanimatus, where he
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            pretends, that he can inform his Friends of
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            what he pleaſes, though they be an hundred
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            Miles diſtant, forte etiam, vel milliare milleſi-
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            mum, (they are his own Words) and perhaps
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            a Thouſand, and all this in a little ſpace, quick-
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            er than the Sun can move.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0074-02" xlink:href="note-0074-02a" xml:space="preserve">De ſubtil.
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            lib. 3.</note>
            <note symbol="a" position="right" xlink:label="note-0075-01" xlink:href="note-0075-01a" xml:space="preserve">Occulta.
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            Philoſ. l. I.
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            cap. 6.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Now, what conveyance there ſhould be, for
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            ſo ſpeedy a paſſage, I cannot conceive, unleſs
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            it be carried with the light, than which we
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            know not any thing quicker; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But of this only
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            by the way; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">however, whether thoſe Ima-
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            ges can be repreſented ſo or not, yet certain it
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            is, thoſe ſpots are not ſuch Repreſentations.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Some think, that when God had at firſt Crea. </s>
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            ted too much Earth, to make a perfect Globe,
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            not knowing well where to beſtow the reſt, he
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            placed it in the Moon, which ever ſince hath
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            ſo darkned it in ſome parts; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but the impiety
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            of this is ſufficient confutation, ſince it ſo much
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            detracts from the Divine Power and Wiſ-
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            dom.</s>
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