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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[1. None]
[2. Ex Libris James S. Dearden Rampside]
[3. A DISCOVERY OF A New , OR,]
[4. In Two Parts.]
[5. The Fifth Edition Corrected and Amended. LONDON,]
[6. The Epiſtle to the READER.]
[7. The Propoſitions that are proved in this Diſcourſe. PROPOSITION I.]
[8. PROP. II.]
[9. PROP. III.]
[10. PROP. IV.]
[11. PROP. V.]
[12. PROP. VI.]
[13. PROP. VII.]
[14. PROP. VIII.]
[15. PROP. IX.]
[16. PROP. X.]
[17. PROP. XI.]
[18. PROP. XII.]
[19. PROP. XIII.]
[20. PROP. XIV.]
[21. The Firſt Book. That the MOON May be a WORLD. The Firſt Propoſition, by way of Preface.]
[22. Sed vanus ſtolidis hæc omnia finxerit Error.]
[23. Solis lunæq; labores.]
[24. Cum fruſtra reſonant æra auxiliaria Lunæ.]
[25. Una laboranti poterit ſuccerrere Lunæ.]
[26. Gantus & è cælo poſſunt deducere Lunam.]
[27. Cantus & ſi curru lunam deducere tentant, Et facerent, ſi non æra repulſa ſonant.]
[28. PROP. II. That a Plurality of Worlds doth not contradict any Principle of Reaſon or Faith.]
[29. Æſtuas infelix auguſto limite mundi.]
[30. PROP. III. That the Heavens do not conſiſt of any ſuch pure Matter, which can priviledge them from the like Change and Corruption, as theſe Inferiour, Bodies are liable unto.]
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PROP. VII.

That thoſe Spots and brighter Parts, which by
our Sight may be diſtinguiſbed in the Moon, do
ſhew the difference betwixt the Sea and Land in
that other World.

PROP. VIII.

That the Spots repreſents the Sea, and the
brighter parts the Land.

PROP. IX.

That there are bigh Mountains, deep Vallies,
and ſpacious plains in the Body of the Moon.

PROP. X.

That there is an Atmo-ſphæra, or an Orb of
groſs Vaporous Air, immediately encompaſſing the
Body of the Moon.

PROP. XI.

That as their World is our Moon, ſo our World
is their Moon.

PROP. XII.

That ’tis probable there may be ſuch Meteors
belonging to that World in the Moon, as there are
with us.

PROP. XIII.

That ’tis probable there may be Inhabitants in
this other World;
but of what kind they are, is
uncertain.

PROP. XIV.

That ’tis poſſible for ſome of our Poſterity to
find out Gonveyance to this other World, and if
there be Inhabitants there, to have Commerce
with them.

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