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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            I have already proved, and as for the laſt it is
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            confidently affirm’d by Gælius, Quod ſi in diſ-
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            quiſitionem evocet quis, an lunari ſyderi lucem
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            fœnerent planetæ item alii, aſſeveranter aſtruen-
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            dum non fænerare. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">‘If any ſhould ask whether
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            ‘the other Planets lend any Light to the
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            ‘Moon? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I anſwer, they do not. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">True indeed,
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            the Noble Tycho diſcuſſing the reaſon of this
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            Light, attributes it to the Planet Venus; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and I
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            grant that this may convey ſome Light to the
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            Moon; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but that is not the cauſe of this where-
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            of we now diſcourſe, is of it ſelf ſufficiently
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            plain, becauſe Venus is ſometimes over the
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            Moon, when as ſhe cannot convey any Light
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            to that part which is turned from her.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0114-01" xlink:href="note-0114-01a" xml:space="preserve">Ant. Lect.
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            l. 20. c. 5.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">It doth not proceed from the fixed Stars;
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            <s xml:space="preserve">for then it would retain the ſame Light in E-
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            clipſes, whereas the Light at ſuch times is
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            more ruddy and dull. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Then alſo the Light of
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            the Moon would not be greater or leſſer, ac-
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            cording to its diſtance from the edge of the
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            Earths ſhadow, ſince it did at all times equally
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            participate this Light of the Stars.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">In brief, this is neither proper to the Moon,
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            nor does it proceed from any Penetration of
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            the Sun’s Rays, or the ſhining of Venus, or the
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            other Planets, or the fixed Stars. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Now be-
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            cauſe there is no other Body in the whole Uni-
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            verſe, ſave the Earth, it remains that this Light
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            muſt neceſlarily be cauſed by that, which with
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            a Juſt Gratitude re-pays the Moon ſuch Illu-
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            mination as it receives from her.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">And as Loving Friends, equally participate
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            of the ſame Joy and Grief, ſo do the ſe mutual-
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            ly partake of the ſame Light from the Sun, and</s>
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