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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285105That the Earth may be a Planet.
Thus likewiſe, by placing the Sun in the
Centre, we may conceive ſuch a proportion
betwixt the Bodies of the Planets, as will
be anſwerable unto their ſevral Spheres:
Then Mercury, which has the leaſt Orb,
will have the leaſt Body;
Venus bigger than
that, but leſs than any of the other;
Earth bigger than Venus, but leſs than the
Mars bigger than the Earth, but leſs
than Jupiter;
Jupiter bigger than Mars, and
leſs than Saturn;
Saturn being the higheſt,
ſhould alſo be the biggeſt.
All which Har-
mony would be diſturbed, by putting in
the Sun amongſt them;
and therefore, it
may be more convenient for him to ſit ſtill
in the Centre.
There are ſundry other Arguments in
this kind to be found out, by a conſiderati-
on of this whole Hypotheſis:
He that does
rightly underſtand it, may therein eaſily
diſcern many ſtrong Probabilities, why the
Sun ſhould be in the midſt of the World,
rather than in any other Poſition.

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