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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            <s xml:space="preserve">Media inter prælia ſemper,
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            Stellarum, Cœliq; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">plagis, ſuperiſq; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">vacavit.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0363-01" xlink:href="note-0363-01a" xml:space="preserve">Lucan.
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            l.10.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">He always leiſure found, amidſt his Wars,
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            To mark the Coaſts of Heav’n, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">learn the ſtars.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">And for this reaſon likewiſe did Seneca,
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            amidſt the continual noiſe and busſle of the
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            Court, betake himſelf to this Recreation:</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">O quam juvabat, quo nihil majus, parens
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            Natura gennit, operis immenſi artifex,
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            Cœlum intueri Solis, & </s>
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            Mundiq; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">motus, Solis alternas vices,
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            Orbemq; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Pheobes, Aſtra quem cingunt vaga
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            Lateq; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">fulgens ætheris magni decus.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">O what a pleaſure was it to ſurvay
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            Natures chief Work, the Heavens; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">where we may
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            View the alternate Courſes of the Sun,
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            The ſacred Chariots, how the World does run;
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Moons bright Orb, when ſhe’s attended by
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            Thoſe ſcattered ſtars, whoſe light adorns the sky.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And certainly thoſe eminent Men, who
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            have this way beſtowed a great part of their
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            imploiment, ſuch as were Ptolomy, Julius Cæ-
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            ſar, Alphonſus King of Spain, the Noble Ty-
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            cho, &</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">c. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">have not only by this means pitched
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            upon that which for the preſent was a more
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            ſolid kind of pleaſure and contentment, but
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            alſo a ſurer way to propagate their memo-
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            ries unto future Ages. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thoſe great coſtly</s>
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