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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            apply theſe places according as fancy Directs:
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            <s xml:space="preserve">As I think this Opinion doth not any where
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            Contradict Scripture: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſo I think likewiſe, that
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            it cannot be Proved from it. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Wherefore Gam-
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            panella’s Second Conjecture may be more Pro-
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            bable, that the Inhabitants of that World, are
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            not Men as we are, but ſome other kind of
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            Creatures which Bear ſome Proportion, and
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            Likeneſs to our Natures. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Or it may be, they
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            are of a quite Different Nature from any thing
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            here Below, ſuch as no Imagination can De-
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            ſcribe; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">our Underſtandings being Capable on-
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            ly of ſuch things as have Entered by our Senſes,
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            or elſe ſuch Mixed Natures as may be Com-
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            poſed from them. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Now, there may be ma-
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            ny other Species of Creatures beſide thoſe that
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            are already known in the World; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">there is a
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            great Chaſme betwixt the Nature of Men and
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            Angels; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">It may be the Inhabitants of the Pla-
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            nets are of a Middle Nature between both
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            theſe. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis not Improbable that God might
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            Create ſome of all Kinds, that ſo he might
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            more Compleatly Gloriſie himſelf in the
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            Works of his Power and Wiſdom.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Guſanus too, thinks they differ from us in ma-
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            ny reſpects; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I will ſet down his words as they
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            may be found in the above Cited place, Suſpi-
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            camur in regione ſolis magis eſſe ſolares, claros & </s>
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            illuminatos intellectuales habitatores, ſpiritualiores
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            etiam quàm in lunâ ubi magis lunatici, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">in terra
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            magis materiales, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">craſſi, ut illi intellectualis na-
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            turæ ſolares ſint multum in actu & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">parum in poten-
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            tia, terreni verò magis in potentia, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">parum in
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            actu, lunares in medio fluctuantes. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Hoc quidem
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            opinamur ex influentia ignili ſolis, aquatica ſimul</s>
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