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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          <head xml:id="echoid-head22" xml:space="preserve">The Firſt Book.
          That the
          May be a
          <head xml:id="echoid-head23" xml:space="preserve">The Firſt Propoſition, by way of Preface.</head>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s101" xml:space="preserve">That the ſtrangeneſs of this Opinion is no ſuffici-
            ent reaſon why it ſhould be rejected, becauſe
            other certain Truths have been formerly eſtee-
            med ridiculous, and great Abſurdities entertai-
            ned by common Gonſent.</s>
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              <emph style="bf">T</emph>
            Here is an earneſtneſs and hungring after
            Novelty, which doth ſtill adhere unto
            all our Natures, and it is part of that
            Primitive Image, that wide Extent and infi-
            nite Capacity at firſt created in the Heart of
            Man. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s104" xml:space="preserve">For this, ſince its depravation in Adam,
            perceiving it ſelf altogether emptyed of any
            good, doth now catch after every new Thing,
            conceiving that poſſibly it may find Satisfaction
            among ſome of its fellow Creatures. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s105" xml:space="preserve">But our
            Enemy the Devil (who ſtrives ſtill to </s>