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.
parated from this Earth, which can be a more
convenient place for Habitation than this Pla-
net;
therefore they concluded it was there.
It could not be on the Top of any Moun-
tain.
1. Becauſe we have Expreſs Scripture, that
Gen. 7.19.the Higheſt of them was Overflowed.
2. Becauſe it muſt be of a greater Exten-
ſion, and not ſome ſmall Patch of Ground,ſince
’tis likely all Men ſhould have Lived there, if
Adam had not Fell.
But for a Satisfaction of
the Arguments, together with a Farther Dif-
couſe of Paradiſe, I ſhall Refer you to thoſe
who have Written Purpoſely upon this Sub-
ject.
Being content for my own part to have
ſpoken ſo much of it;
as may Conduce to ſhew
the Opinion of others Concerning the Inhabi-
tants of the Moon;
I dare not my ſelf Affirm
any thing of theſe Selenites, becauſe I know
not any Ground whereon to Build any Proba-
ble Opinion.
But I think that Future Ages
will Diſcover more;
and our Poſterity, Per-
haps, may Invent ſome means for our better
Acquaintance with theſe Inhabitants.

PROP. XIV.

That ’tis Poſſible for ſome of our Poſterity, to find
# out a Conveyance to this other World, and if
# there be Inhabitants there, to have Commerce
# with them.
ALL that hath been ſaid, Concerning the
People of the New World, is but Con-
jectural, and full of Uncertainties;
nor can we

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