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]
[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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            <s xml:space="preserve">Suppoſe this Earth was A, which was to
            move in the Circle C. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">D. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and let the Bullet
            be ſuppos'd at B. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">within its proper Verge; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I
            ſay, whether this Earth did ſtand ſtill or move
            ſwiftly towards D. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">yet the Bullet would ſtill
            keep at the ſame diſtance by reaſon of that mag-
            netick Vertue of the Centre (if I may ſo ſpeak)
            whereby all things within its Sphere are attra-
            cted with it. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So that the Violence to the bul-
            let, being nothing elſe but that whereby ’tis
            remov’d from its Centre, therefore an equal
            violence can carry a Body from its proper place,
            but at an equal diſtance, whether or no this
            Earth where its Centre is, does ſtand ſtill or
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            <s xml:space="preserve">The Impartial Reader may find ſufficient ſa-
            tisfaction for this, and ſuch other Arguments
            as may be urg'd againſt the Motion of that</s>