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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24565That the Earth may be a Planet. nakedneſs of our Forefathers. That ex-
cuſe of Acoſta, may juſtly ſerve to 11De nat.
novi orbis,
gate the Miſtakes of theſe Ancient Divines:
Facilè condonandum eſt patribus, ſi cum cognoſ-
cendo colendòque Creatori toti vacarent, de
creaturâ minus aptè aliqua ex parte opinati
Thoſe good Men were ſo wholly bu-
ſied about the Knowledg and Worſhip of the
Creator, that they had not leiſure enough
for an exact ſearch into the Eſſence of the
However, theſe Examples that
have been already cited, may ſufficiently
manifeſt, how frequently others have been
deceived, in concluding the Points of Phi-
loſophy from the Expreſſions of Scrip-
And therefore, ’tis not certain, but
that in the preſent caſe alſo, it may be
inſufficient for ſuch a manner of argu-

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