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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178To the Reader
’Tis an excellent Rule to be ob-
ſerved in all Diſputes, That Men
ſhould give ſoft Words and hard
that they would not ſo
much ſtrive to vex, as to convince an
If this were but diligently
practiſed in all Caſes, and on all
ſides, we might in a good meaſure
be freed from thoſe Vexations in
the ſearch of Truth, which the wiſe
Solomon, by his own experience did
ſo much complain of:
Eccleſ. 1. 18.
In much Wiſdom there is much Grief;
and he that increaſeth Knowledg, in-
creaſeth Sorrow.
To conclude: Tho there ſhould
be nothing in this Diſcourſe con-
ducible to your Information and
yet it may ſerve in the
Peruſal, as it did in the Compoſure,
for the recreation of ſuch leiſure
hours, as may conveniently be ſpa-
red from more weighty Employ-

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