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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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">That divers Men have fallen into great
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            Abſurdities, whilſt they have looked for the
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            Grounds of Philoſophy, from the words of
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            Scripture; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and therefore it may be dange-
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            rous, in this Point alſo, to adhere ſo cloſely
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            unto the Letter of the Text.</s>
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          <head xml:space="preserve">PROP. III.</head>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">That the Holy Ghoſt, in many places of
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            # Scripture, does plainly conform his Ex-
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            # preſſions unto the Errors of our Con-
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            # ceits; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and does not ſpeak of divers
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            # things as they are in themſelves, but as
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            # they appear unto us.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">THere is not any particular by which
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            Philoſophy hath been more endamaged,
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            than the ignorant ſuperſtition of ſome Men,
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            who, in ſtating the Controverſies of it, do
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            ſo cloſely adhere unto the meer words of
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            Scripture. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Quamplurima occurrunt in libris
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            ſacris ad natur am pertinentia, &</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">c. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">They are
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            the words of
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            Vatleſius. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">‘There are ſun-
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            ‘ dry things in Holy Writ, concerning Na-
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            ‘ tural Points, which moſt Men think are not
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            ‘ ſo to be underſtood, as if the Holy Ghoſt
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            ‘ did intend to unfold unto us any thing in
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            ‘ that kind : </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but referring all to the ſalva-
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            ‘ tion of our Souls, does ſpeak of other mat-
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            ‘ ters according to common Opinion. </s>
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