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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343163That the Earth may be a Planet. Or Sence ſhould make choice of no better an
Argument to conclude his Book withal, than
that which we reade at the latter end of
Roſſ. where he infers, that the Earth does
not move, becauſe then the ſhadow in a Sun-
Dial would not be altered.
2. As for the difference of Months, we ſay,
That the divers Illuminations of the Moon,
the different bigneſs of her Body, her re-
maining for a longer or ſhorter time in the
Earth's ſhadow, when ſhe is eclipſed, &
may well enough be ſolved by ſuppoſing her
to move above our Earth, in an Eccentrical
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