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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            nets about it; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and amongſt theſe, Venus (it may
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            be) beſtows a more eſpecial brightneſs, ſince
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            Galilæus hath plainly diſcern’d, ſhe that ſuffers
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            the ſame increaſes and decreaſes, as the Moon
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            hath, and ’tis probable that this may be per-
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            ceived there, without the help of a Glaſs, be-
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            cauſe they are far nearer it than we. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">When
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            Venus (ſaith Keplar) lies down in her Perige,
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            or lower part of her ſuppos’d Epicycle, then
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            is ſhe in Conjunction with her Husband the
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            Sun, from whom after ſhe hath departed for
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            the ſpace of ten months, ſhe gets plenum ute-
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            rum, and is in the Full.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">But you’l reply, though Venus may beſtow
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            ſome light when ſhe is over the Moon, and in
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            Conjunction, yet being in Oppoſition ſhe is
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            not viſible to them, and what ſhall they then
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            do for Light?</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">I anſwer, then they have none, nor doth this
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            make ſo great a difference betwixt thoſe two
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            Hemiſpheres, as there is with us, betwixt the
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            places under the Poles, and the Line. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And
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            beſides,’tis conſiderable, that there are two kind
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            of Planets.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Primary, ſuch whoſe proper Circles do
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            encompaſs the Body of the Sun, whereof there
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            are Six, Saturn, Fupiter, Mars, Geres, or the
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            Earth, Venus, Mercury. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">As in the Frontiſpiece.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Secondary, ſuch whoſe proper Circles
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            are not about the Sun, but ſome of the other
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            primary Planets. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus are there two about
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            Saturn, four about Fupiter, and thus likewiſe
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            does the Moon encompaſs our Earth. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Now
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            ’tis probable that theſe leſſer ſecondary Pla-
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            nets, are not ſo accomodated with all Conve-</s>
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