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
page |< < (101) of 370 > >|
That the Moon may be a World.
    <echo version="1.0RC">
      <text xml:lang="en" type="free">
        <div type="section" level="1" n="40">
          <p>
            <s xml:space="preserve">
              <pb o="101" file="0113" n="113" rhead="That the Moon may be a World."/>
            Heat cauſed by Reflection begins to Languiſh,
              <lb/>
            whereas the Beams themſelves do paſs a great
              <lb/>
            way farther. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The chief Argument which doth
              <lb/>
            moſt plainly maniſeſt this Truth, is taken from
              <lb/>
            a common Obſervation which may be eaſily
              <lb/>
            Tryed.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve"/>
          </p>
          <div type="float" level="2" n="2">
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0111-02" xlink:href="note-0111-02a" xml:space="preserve">Ant. lect. l.
              <lb/>
            1.c.4.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0112-01" xlink:href="note-0112-01a" xml:space="preserve">In epiſt. ad
              <lb/>
            Sebaſt.
              <lb/>
            Fant@mun.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0112-02" xlink:href="note-0112-02a" xml:space="preserve">Fræfat. ad
              <lb/>
            Auſtriaca
              <lb/>
            ſyd.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0112-03" xlink:href="note-0112-03a" xml:space="preserve">Meteor.l.1.
              <lb/>
            c.2. Art. 2.</note>
          </div>
          <p>
            <s xml:space="preserve">If you behold the Moon a little before or
              <lb/>
            after the Conjunction, when ſhe is in a Sextile
              <lb/>
            with the Sun, you may diſcern not only the
              <lb/>
            part which is enlightned, but the reſt alſo to
              <lb/>
            have in it a kind of a duskiſh Light; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but if
              <lb/>
            you chuſe out ſuch a Situation, where ſome
              <lb/>
            Houſe or Chimney (being ſome 70 or 80 pa-
              <lb/>
            ces diſtant from you) may hide from your Eye
              <lb/>
            the enlightned Horns, you may then diſcern a
              <lb/>
            greater and more remarkable ſhining in thoſe
              <lb/>
            parts unto which the Sun-Beams cannot reach;
              <lb/>
            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">may there is ſo great a Light, that by the help
              <lb/>
            of a good Perſpective you may diſcern its ſpots. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">
              <lb/>
            In ſo much that Blancanus the Jeſuit ſpeaking
              <lb/>
            of it, ſays, Hæc experientia ita me aliquando
              <lb/>
              <anchor type="note" xlink:label="note-0113-01a" xlink:href="note-0113-01"/>
            fefellit, ut in hunc fulgorem caſu ac repente inci-
              <lb/>
            dens, exiftimarim novo quodam miraculo tempore
              <lb/>
            adoleſcentis lunæ factum eſſe plenilunium. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">‘This
              <lb/>
            ‘Experiment did once ſo deceive me, that hap-
              <lb/>
            ‘pening upon the ſight of this brightneſs upon
              <lb/>
            ‘a ſudden, I thought that by ſome new miracle
              <lb/>
            ‘the Moon had been got into her Full a little
              <lb/>
            ‘after her Change.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve"/>
          </p>
          <div type="float" level="2" n="3">
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0113-01" xlink:href="note-0113-01a" xml:space="preserve">De mundi
              <lb/>
            fab. p. 3.
              <lb/>
            c. 3.</note>
          </div>
          <p>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But now this Light is not proper to the
              <lb/>
            Moon; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">it doth not proceed from the Rays of
              <lb/>
            the Sun which doth penetrate her Body, nor
              <lb/>
            is it caus'd by any other of the Planets and Stars.
              <lb/>
            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Therefore it muſt neceſſarily follow, that it
              <lb/>
            comes from the Earth. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The two firſt of theſe</s>
          </p>
        </div>
      </text>
    </echo>