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 Earth may be a Planet.
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            but that it may be ſo vvith the Earth alſo:
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            <s xml:space="preserve">which if any deny, he muſt ſhevv a rea-
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            ſon vvhy in this reſpect they ſhould be
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            unlike.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Yea, but though the Earth did move
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            round, vvhat ground is there to affirm, that
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            thoſe Bodies vvhich are ſevered from it, as
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            a Bullet, or the Clouds, ſhould follovv it
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            in the ſame courſe?</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">I anſvver: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thoſe Spots vvhich are diſco-
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            vered about the Sun, and are thought to be
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            Clouds or Evaporations from his Body, are
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            obſerved to be carried about according to
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            his Revolution. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus the Moon is turned
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            round by our Earth; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">the four leſſer Planets
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            by the Body of Jupiter. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Nay, thus all the
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            Planets, in their ſeveral Orbs, are moved a-
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            bout by the Revolution of the Sun upon
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            its ovvn Axis (ſaith Keplar) and there-
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            fore much more may an Arrovv, or Bul-
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            let, be carried round by the Magnetical Mo-
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            tion of our Earth.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">The ſecond vvay, vvhereby ſome anſvver
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            unto the Inſtances of this Argument, is,
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            by ſhewing the like Motions of other
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            things, within ſome Room of a ſailing Ship.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus Experience teaches, (ſay they) that
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            a Candle, as alſo the Fumes that come from
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            it, will always keep the ſame ſcituation, in
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            the ſwifteſt motion of a Ship, as if it did
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            reſt immovably, and the Flame will not
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            more eſpecially bend one way, or have any
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            troubled ſluctuation, but burn as ſtreight and
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            quietly, as if it did ſtand ſtill. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Again, it</s>
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