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 ABCD to repreſent the appea-
            rance of the Moons Body being in a Sextile,
            you may ſee ſome brighter parts Separated at
            a pretty diſtance from the other, which can be
            nothing elſe but a Reflexion of the Sun-Beams,
            upon ſome parts that are higher than the reſt,
            and thoſe Obſcure Gibboſities which ſtand our
            towards the enlightened parts, muſt be ſuch
            Hollow and Deep Places, whereto the Rays
            cannot Reach. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But when the Moon is got far-
            ther off from the Sun, and come to that fulneſs
            as this Line BD doth repreſent her under, then
            do theſe parts alſo receive an equalLight, excep-
            ting only that difference which doth appear be-
            twixt their Sea and Land. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And if you do con-</s>