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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154142That the Moon may be a World. 6[Figure 6]
Where ſuppoſe the inward Circle at A to
repreſent the Loadſtone, and the outward one
betwixt B C, the Orb that does terminate its
Now any other Body that is like affected
coming within this Sphere, as B, will preſent-
ly deſcend towards the Centre of it, and in
that reſpect may be ſtiled heavy.
But place
it without the Sphere, as C, and then the de-
ſire of Union ceaſeth, and ſo conſequently the
Motion alſo.
To apply then what hath been ſaid. This
great Globe of Earth and Water, hath been
proved by many Obſervations, to participate
of magnetical properties.
And as the Load-
ſtone does caſt forth its own vigour round about
its Body, in a Magnetical compaſs:
So likewiſe
does our Earth.
The difference is, that it is
another kind of affection which cauſes the uni-
on betwixt the Iron and Load-ſtone, from that
which makes Bodies move unto the Earth.
The former is ſome kind of nearneſs and

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