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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            tho’ he could Fly a Thouſand Mile in a Day;
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            <s xml:space="preserve">yet he would not Arrive thither under 180
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            Days, or Half a Year.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">And how were it Poſſible for any to Tarry
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            ſo long without Dyet or Sleep?</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For Diet. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I Suppoſe there could be no
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            Truſting to that Fancy of Philo the Few (men-
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            tioned before) who thinks, that the Muſick of
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            the Sphears ſhould Supply the ſtrength of Food.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0152-01" xlink:href="note-0152-01a" xml:space="preserve">Prop. 3.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Nor can we well Conceive, how a Man
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            ſhould be Able to Carry ſo much Luggage
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            with him, as might ſerve for his Viaticum in ſo
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            Tedious a Journey.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But if he could: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">yet he muſt have ſome
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            time to Reſt and Sleep in. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And I believe he
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            ſhall Scarce find any Lodgings by the Way.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">No Inns to Entertain Paſſengers, nor any Ca-
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            ſtles in the Air (unleſs they be Inchanted ones)
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            to Receive Poor Pilgrims or Errant Knights. </s>
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            And ſo Conſequently, he cannot have any
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            Poſſible hopes of Reaching thither.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Notwithſtanding all which Doubts, I ſhall
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            lay down this Poſition.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">That Suppoſing a Man could Fly, or by any
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            other means, raiſe himſelf Twenty Miles up-
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            wards, or thereabouts, it were Poſſible for him
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            to come unto the Moon.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">As for thoſe Arguments of the firſt kind, that
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            ſeem to overthrow the Truth of this, they
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            Proceed upon a wrong Ground. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Whilſt they
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            Suppoſe, that a Condenſed Body, in any place
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            of the Air, would always Retain in it a ſtrong
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            Inclination of Tending Down-wards, towards
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            the Centre of this Earth. </s>
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            probable, that if it were but ſomewhat above</s>
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