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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[2.] Ex Libris James S. Dearden Rampside
[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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            etb that which is Weighty and Solid.</s>
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          <p style="it">
            <s xml:id="echoid-s32" xml:space="preserve">It is my Deſire, that by the Occaſion of this
            Diſcourſe, I may raiſe up ſome more Active
            Spirit to ſearch after other hidden and un-
            known Truths. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s33" xml:space="preserve">Since it muſt needs be a great
            Impediment unto the Growth of Sciences, for
            Men ſtill ſoto Plod on upon beaten Principles,
            as to be afraid of entertaining any thing that
            may ſeem to contradict them. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s34" xml:space="preserve">An unwilling-
            neſs to take ſuch things into Examinati-
            on, is one of thoſe Errours of Learning in
            theſe times obſerved by the judicions Veru-
            lam. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s35" xml:space="preserve">Lueſtionleſs, there are many ſeeret
            Truths, which the Ancients have paſſed
            over, that are yet left to make ſome of our
            Age Famous for their Diſcovery.</s>
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          <p style="it">
            <s xml:id="echoid-s37" xml:space="preserve">If by this Occaſion I may provoke any Rea-
            der to an Attempt of this Nature, I ſhall
            think my ſelf Happy, and this Work Succeſs-
            <s xml:id="echoid-s38" xml:space="preserve">Farewell.</s>
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