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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            Ariſtarchus, Philolæus, and Copernicus, with
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            many other later Writers, who aſſented unto
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            their Hypotheſis; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſo Foach. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Rhelicus, David
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            Origanus Lansbergius, Guil. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Gilbert, and (iſ I
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            may believe Campanella) Innumeri alii Angli & </s>
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            Galli, Very many others, both Engliſh and
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            French, all who affirm’d our Earth to be one
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            of the Planets, and the Sun to be the Centre of
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            all, about which the Heavenly Bodies did
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            move. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And how horrid ſoever this may ſeem
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            at firſt, yet is it likely enough to be true, nor
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            is there any Maxim or Obſervation in Op-
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            ticks (ſaith Pena) that can diſprove it.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0072-03" xlink:href="note-0072-03a" xml:space="preserve">See the fe-
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            cond Book.
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            1 Prop.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0073-01" xlink:href="note-0073-01a" xml:space="preserve">Apologia
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            pro Galli-
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            læo.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Now iſ our Earth were one of the Planets,
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            (as it is according to them) then why may not
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            another of the Planets be an Earth.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus have I ſhewed you the Truth oſ this
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            Propoſition. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Before I proceed farther, ’tis
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            requiſite that I inform the Reader, what Me-
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            thod I ſhall follow in the proving of this chief
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            Aſſertion, that there is a World in the Moon.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">The Order by which I ſhall be guided, will
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            be, that which Ariſtotle uſes in his Book, De
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            Mundo, (if that Book were his.)</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Firſt, Πξι τμ άν alp2;</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">μτñ of thoſe chief parts
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            which are in it; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">not the Elementary and Æthe-
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            real (as he doth there) ſince this doth not be-
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            long to the preſent Queſtion, but of the Sea
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            and Land, &</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Secondly, Πρτ άμτιυτ παυΠν, of
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            thoſe things which are Extrinſical to it, as the
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            Seaſons, Meteors, and Inhabitants.</s>
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