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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            of ignorant People, as if it took reſt all the
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            while it was abſent from us, and came out
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            of its Chamber, when it aroſe.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">And rejoiceth as a Gyant to run his Race; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">be-
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            cauſe in the morning it appears bigger than
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            at other times; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and therefore in reference
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            to this appearance, may then be compared
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            unto a Giant.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">His going forth is from the end of Heaven,
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            and his Circuit unto the ends of it. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Alluding
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            again unto the opinion of the Vulgar: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">who
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            not apprehending the roundneſs of the Hea-
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            vens, do conceive it to have two ends; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">one
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            where the Sun riſeth, the other where it
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            ſetteth.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">And there is nothing bid from the heat there-
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            of: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſpeaking ſtill in reference to the com-
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            mon miſtake, as if the Sun were actually
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            hot in it ſelf; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and as if the heat of the
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            Weather were not generated by reflection,
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            but did immediately proceed from the body
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            of the Sun.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">So likewiſe, for that in Eccleſiaſtes, where
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            ’tis ſaid, The Sun riſeth, and the Sun goeth
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            down, &</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">c. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Which phraſes being properly
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            underſtood, do import, that he is ſometimes
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            in a higher place than at others: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">where-
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            as, in a circumference, there is no place
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            higher or lower, each part being at the ſame
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            diſtance from the Centre, which is the bot-
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            tom. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But now underſtand the phraſe in
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            reference to the Sun's appearance, and then
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            we grant that he does ſeem ſometimes to
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            riſe, and ſometimes to go down, becauſe</s>
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