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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That the Moon may be a World.
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            However, the World would have no great
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            Loſs in being depriv'd of this Muſick, unleſs
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            at ſome times we had the priviledge to hear
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            it: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Then indeed Philo the Jew thinks it would
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            ſave us the Charges of Dyet, and we might
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            Live at an eaſier Rate, by feeding on the Ear
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            only, and receiving no other Nouriſhment;
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            <s xml:space="preserve">and for this very Reaſon (ſays he) was Moſes
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            Enabled to tarry Forty Days and Forty Nights
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            in the Mount without eating any thing, be-
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            cauſe he there heard the Melody of the Hea-
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            vens.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">-Riſum teneatis. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I know this Muſick
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            hath had great Patrons, both Sacred and Pro-
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            phane Authors,ſuch as Ambroſe, Bede, Boetius,
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            Aneſelme, Plato, Cicero, and others; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but be-
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            cauſe it is not now, I think, Affirm'd by any,
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            I ſhall not therefore beſtow eìther Pains or
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            Time in arguing againſt it.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">It may ſuffice that I have only Named theſe
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            Three laſt, and for the two more neceſſary,
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            have referred the Reader to others for ſatis-
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            faction. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I ſhall in the next place Proceed to
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            the Nature of the Moons Body, to know whe-
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            ther that be Capable of any ſuch Conditions,
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            as may make it poſſible to be Inhabited, and
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            what thoſe Qualities are wherein it more near-
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            ly Agrees with our Earth.</s>
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          <head xml:space="preserve">PROP. IV.</head>
          <head xml:space="preserve">That the Moon is a Solid, Compacted, Opacous
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          Body.</head>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">I Shall not need to ſtand long in the Proof of
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            this Propoſition, ſince it is a Truth already</s>
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