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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23050That the Earth may be a Planet. to underſtand theſe expreffions in Pythago-
ras, Plato, Ariſtotle.
The Poets count the
South to be towards the left, and the North
the right hand.
Thus Lucan, 11Lib. 3. of the Arabians coming unto Theſſaly, ſays:
Ignotum vobis Arabes veniſtis in orbem:
Vmbras mir ati nemorum, non ire ſiniſtr as. The Augures taking their Obſervations at
the Eaſt, count the South to be at their
right hand, and the North their left:
that theſe Denominations have not any real
ground in the nature of the things, but are
impoſed upon them by the Scripture phraſe,
in reference to the account and opinion of
the Jews.
Thus alſo, becauſe heretofore it was ge-
22D. Hakwel
Apol. l. 1,
c. 1. ſect. 2.
nerally received, that the Heart was the
principal Seat of the Faculties;
doth the Spirit apply himſelf unto this com-
mon Tenent;
and in many places, attributes
Wiſdom and Underſtanding to the Heart.
33Prov. 8 5.
& 10. 8.
Eccl. 1. 13,
16, 17.
& 8. 5.
Whereas, to ſpeak properly, the reaſon and
diſcurſive Faculties have their principal re-
ſidence in the Head (ſaith Galen and Hippo-
crates, together with the generality of our
later Phyſicians) becauſe they are hindred
in their Operations by the diſtempers of that
part, and recovered by Medicines applied
unto it.
So likewiſe are we to underſtand thoſe
other places;
Iſa. 59. 5. where ſome Tran-
ſlations read it, Ova Aſpidum ruperunt,

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