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 Moon may be a World.
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            other place then wherein it is. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But now this
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            would be ſuch an Inconvenience, as would
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            quite ſubvert the grounds and whole Art of
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            Aſtronomy, and therefore is by no means to
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            be admitted.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Unto this it is commonly Anſwer'd, that
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            all thoſe Orbs are equally Diaphanus, though
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            not of a continued quantity. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">We reply, that
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            ſuppoſing they were, yet this cannot hinder
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            them from being the Cauſes of Refraction,
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            which is produc'd as well by the Diverſity of
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            Superſicies, as the different Perſpicuity of Bo-
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            dies. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Two Glaſſes put together, will cauſe a
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            divers Refraction from another ſingle one,
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            that is but of Equal Thickneſs and Perſpicu-
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            ity.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">From the different Height or the ſame
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            Planet at ſeveral times. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For if according to
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            the uſual Hypotheſis, there ſhould be ſuch di-
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            ſtinct, Solid Orbs, then it would be impoſſi-
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            ble that the Planets ſhould intrench upon one
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            anothers Orbs, or that two of them at ſeveral
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            Times ſhould be above one another, which
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            notwithſtanding hath been prov'd to be ſo by
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            later Experience. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Tycho hath obſerv'd, that
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            Venus is ſometimes nearer than the Sun or Mer-
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            cury, and ſometimes farther off than both;
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            <s xml:space="preserve">which appearances Regiomontanus himſelf does
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            Acknowledge, and withal, does confeſs that
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            they cannot be reconciled to the common Hy-
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            potheſis.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">But for your better Satisſaction herein, I
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            ſhall refer you to the above nam'd Scheiner,
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            in his Roſa Urſina, in whom you may ſee both
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            Authorities and Reaſon, very Largely and</s>
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