349169That the Earth may be a Planet.

Where ſuppoſe the Sun to be at A, the

Circle (BGM) to be the Orb of the Earth's

Motion; and that above it, noted with the

ſame Letters, to be the Sphere of Jupiter;

and the uppermoſt of all, to be a part of

the Zodiack in the Starry Heaven.

Circle (BGM) to be the Orb of the Earth's

Motion; and that above it, noted with the

ſame Letters, to be the Sphere of Jupiter;

and the uppermoſt of all, to be a part of

the Zodiack in the Starry Heaven.

Now if you conceive the Letters, BCD

EFGHI KLM, and abcdefghiklm,

to divide the Earth’s Orb, and that of Ju-

piter, into ſeveral parts, proportionable to

the ſlowneſs or ſwiftneſs of their different

motions, (Jupiter finiſhing his Courſe in

twelve Years, and the Earth in One) then

ſuppoſing the Earth to be at the Point (B),

and Jupiter likewiſe in his Orb to be ſcitua-

ted at (b), he will appear unto us to be in

the Zodiack at the point (r). But after-

wards, both of them moving forward to the

Letter (Cc), Jupiter will ſeem to be in the

Zodiack at (v), as having paſſed directly

forward according to the order of the Signs.

And ſo likewiſe each of them being tranſ-

ferred to the places (Dd) (Ee), Jupiter

will ſtill appear Direct, and to have moved

in the Zodiack unto the Points (yz). But

now vvhen the Earth comes to be more im-

mediatly interpoſed betwixt this Planet and

the Sun; as vvhen both of them are at the

Letter (Ff), then vvill Jupiter bediſcerned

in the Zodiack at (x). So that all the

vvhile the Earth vvas paſſing the Arch (E

F), Jupiter did ſtill remain betwixt the

Points (z) and (x), and therefore muſt

ſeem unto us as if he vvere Stationary;

EFGHI KLM, and abcdefghiklm,

to divide the Earth’s Orb, and that of Ju-

piter, into ſeveral parts, proportionable to

the ſlowneſs or ſwiftneſs of their different

motions, (Jupiter finiſhing his Courſe in

twelve Years, and the Earth in One) then

ſuppoſing the Earth to be at the Point (B),

and Jupiter likewiſe in his Orb to be ſcitua-

ted at (b), he will appear unto us to be in

the Zodiack at the point (r). But after-

wards, both of them moving forward to the

Letter (Cc), Jupiter will ſeem to be in the

Zodiack at (v), as having paſſed directly

forward according to the order of the Signs.

And ſo likewiſe each of them being tranſ-

ferred to the places (Dd) (Ee), Jupiter

will ſtill appear Direct, and to have moved

in the Zodiack unto the Points (yz). But

now vvhen the Earth comes to be more im-

mediatly interpoſed betwixt this Planet and

the Sun; as vvhen both of them are at the

Letter (Ff), then vvill Jupiter bediſcerned

in the Zodiack at (x). So that all the

vvhile the Earth vvas paſſing the Arch (E

F), Jupiter did ſtill remain betwixt the

Points (z) and (x), and therefore muſt

ſeem unto us as if he vvere Stationary;