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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            ſtant than Man, for that knows its circuits,
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            and whirleth about continually, ver. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">6. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">whereas
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            our life paſſeth away as doth the V Vind, but re-
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            turneth not again.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0248-01" xlink:href="note-0248-01a" xml:space="preserve">Pſ.78.39.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">4. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">From the Sea; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">tho it be as uncertain
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            as the Moon, by whom ’tis governed, yet is
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            it more durable than Man and his Happi-
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            neſs. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For tho the Rivers run into it, and
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            from it, yet is it ſtill of the ſame quantity
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            that it was at the beginning, verſ. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">7. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But
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            Man grows worſer, as he grows older, and
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            ſtill nearer to a decay. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So that in this re-
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            ſpect, he is much inferior to many other of
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            his fellow Creatures.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">From whence it is manifeſt; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">that this con-
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            ſtancy, or ſtanding of the Earth, is not op-
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            poſed to its local motion, but to the chang-
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            ing or paſſing away of divers Men in their
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            ſeveral Generations. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And therefore, thence
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            to conclude the Earth's Immobility, were as
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            weak and ridiculous, as if one ſhould argue
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            thus: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">One Miller goes, and another comes,
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            but the Mill remains ſtill; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ergo, the Mill hath
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            no motion.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0248-02" xlink:href="note-0248-02a" xml:space="preserve">M. Car-
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            penter's
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            Geog. l 1.
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            c. 4.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Or thus; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">one Pilat goes, and another
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            comes, but the Ship remains ſtill; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ergo, the
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            Ship doth not ſtir.</s>
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            R. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Moſes tells us, how that many of the
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            Jews did from this place conclude, that So-
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            lomon thought the Earth to be Eternal, be-
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            cauſe he ſaith it abideth, םלרעל, for ever;
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            <s xml:space="preserve">and queſtionleſs, if we examine it impar-
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            tially, we ſhall find that the phraſe ſeems
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            more to favour this Abſurdity, than that</s>
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