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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9684That the Moon may be a World. 2[Figure 2]
Suppoſe ABCD to repreſent the appea-
rance of the Moons Body being in a Sextile,
you may ſee ſome brighter parts Separated at
a pretty diſtance from the other, which can be
nothing elſe but a Reflexion of the Sun-Beams,
upon ſome parts that are higher than the reſt,
and thoſe Obſcure Gibboſities which ſtand our
towards the enlightened parts, muſt be ſuch
Hollow and Deep Places, whereto the Rays
cannot Reach.
But when the Moon is got far-
ther off from the Sun, and come to that fulneſs
as this Line BD doth repreſent her under, then
do theſe parts alſo receive an equalLight, excep-
ting only that difference which doth appear be-
twixt their Sea and Land.
And if you do

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