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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            People, as well as others, he does it after a
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            vulgar way, as it is commonly noted, decla-
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            ring the Original chiefly of thoſe things which
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            are obvious to the Senſe, and being ſilent of
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            other things, which then could not well be
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            apprehended. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And therefore Pererius propo-
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            ſing the queſtion, why the Creation of Plants
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            and Herbs is mentioned, but not of Mettals
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            and Minerals?</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0033-04" xlink:href="note-0033-04a" xml:space="preserve">Keplar. in-
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            troduct. in
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            Mart.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0034-01" xlink:href="note-0034-01a" xml:space="preserve">In Epiſt. ad
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            Gilber.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0034-02" xlink:href="note-0034-02a" xml:space="preserve">Calvin in
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            1 Gen.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0035-01" xlink:href="note-0035-01a" xml:space="preserve">Com. in
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            1 Gen. 11.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Anſwers. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Quia iſtarum rerum generatio eſt
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            vulgo occulta & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ignota. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Becauſe theſe things
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            are not ſo commonly known as the other;
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and he adds, Moſes non omnia, ſed manifeſta
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            omnibus enarranda ſuſcipit. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Moſes did not in-
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            tend to relate unto us the beginnings of all
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            all things, but thoſe only which are moſt evi-
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            dent unto all Men. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And therefore too, Aqui-
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            nas obſerves, that he writes nothing of the
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            Air, becauſe that being inviſible, the People
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            knew not whether there were any ſuch Body
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            or no. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And for this very reaſon St. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Ferom alſo
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            thinks, that there is nothing expreſt concerning
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            the Creation of Angels, becauſe the rude and
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            ignorant Vulgar were not ſo capable of appre-
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            hending their Natures. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And yet notwith-
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            ſtanding, theſe are as remarkable parts of the
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            Creation, and as fit to be known as another
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            World. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And therefore the Holy Ghoſt too,
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            uſes ſuch vulgar Expreſſions, which ſet things
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            forth rather as they appear, than as they are,
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            as when he calls the Moon one of the greater
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            Lights, whereas ’tis the leaſt that we can ſee
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            in the whole Heavens. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So afterwards ſpeaking
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            of the great Rain which drowned the World,
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            he ſays, The Windows of Heaven were</s>
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