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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            us; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1751" xml:space="preserve">they are the Words of Fienus (as they
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            are quoted by Fromondus in the above cited
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            place) poſſunt maxime permutationes in cælo fieri
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            etiamſi a nobis non conſpiciantur; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1752" xml:space="preserve">hoc viſus noſtri
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            debilitas & </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1753" xml:space="preserve">immenſa cœli diſtantia faciunt. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1754" xml:space="preserve">And
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            unto him aſſents Fromondus himſelf, when a
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            a little after he ſays, Si in ſphæris planetarum
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            degeremus, plurima forſan cœleſtium nebularum
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            vellera toto æthere paſſim diſperſa videremus,
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            quorum ſpecies jam eveneſcit nimiâ ſpatii interca
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            pedine. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1755" xml:space="preserve">‘If we did live in the Spheres of the
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            ‘ Planets, we might there perhaps diſcern ma-
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            ‘ ny great Clouds diſperſed through the whole
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            ‘ Heavens, which are not viſible by reaſon of
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            ‘ this great diſtance.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1757" xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1758" xml:space="preserve">Mæſlin and Keplar affirm, that they have
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            ſeen ſome of theſe Alterations. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1759" xml:space="preserve">The Words
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            of Mæſlin are theſe (as I find them cited) In
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            eclipſi lunari veſpere Dominicæ Palmarum Anni
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              <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0134-01" xlink:href="note-0134-01a" xml:space="preserve">Differt. 2.
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              cum nunc.
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              Galil.
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              item Somn.
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              Aſtron.notd
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              ultima.</note>
            1605. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1760" xml:space="preserve">in corpore lunæ verſus Boream, nigricans
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            quædam macula conſpecta fuit, obſcurior cætero
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            toto corpore, quod candentis ferri figuram repre-
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            ſentabat; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1761" xml:space="preserve">dixiſſes nubila in multam regionem ex-
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            tenſa pluviis & </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1762" xml:space="preserve">tempeſiuoſis imbribus gravida,
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            cujuſmodi ab excelſorum montium jugis in humi-
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            liora convallium loca videre non raro contingit.
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            </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1763" xml:space="preserve">‘ In that Lunary Eclipſe which happened in the
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            ‘ Even of Palm-Sunday, in the year 1605. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1764" xml:space="preserve">there
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            ‘ was a certain blackiſh ſpot diſcern’d in the
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            ‘ Northerly part of the Moon, being darker
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            ‘ than any other place of her Body, and repre-
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            ‘ ſenting the colour of red hot Iron; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1765" xml:space="preserve">You
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            ‘ might conjecture that it was ſome dilated
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            ‘ Cloud, being pregnant with Showres; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1766" xml:space="preserve">for
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            ‘ thus do ſuch lower Clouds appear from the
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            ‘ tops of high Moun tains.</s>
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