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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[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.]
[31. Necnon Oceano paſci phæbumque polumq; Gredimus.]
[32. PROP. IV. That the Moon is a Solid, Compacted, Opacous Body.]
[33. PROP. V. That the Moon hath not any Light of her own.]
[34. PROP. VI. That there is a World in the Moon, bath been the direct Opinion of many Ancient, with ſome Modern Mathematicians, and may probably de deduc’d from the Tenents of others.]
[35. PROP. VII. That thoſe Spots and brighter parts, which by our ſight may be diſtinguiſhed in the Moon, do ſhew the difference betwixt the Sea and Land, in that other World.]
[36. PROP. VIII. The Spots repeſent the Sea, and the brighter parts the Land.]
[37. PROP. IX. That there are high Mountains, deep Vallies, and ſpacious Plains in the Body of the Moon.]
[38. PROP. X. That there is an Atmo-ſphæra, or an Orb of groſs, Vaporous Air, immediately encompaſſing the body of the Moon.]
[39. PROP. XI. That as their World is our Moon, ſo our World is their Moon.]
[40. Provehimur portu, terræque urbeſque recedunt.]
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That the Earth may be a Planet.
Pyramids which were built to perpetuate
the memory of their Founders, ſhall ſooner
periſh and moulder away into their Primi-
tive Duſt, than the Names of ſuch Wor-
thies ſhall be forgotten.
The Monuments
of Learning are more durable than the Mo-
numents of Wealth or Power.
All which Encouragements may be abun-
dantly enough to ſtir up any conſidering
Man, to beſtow ſome part of his time in the
ſtudy and inquiſition of theſe Truths.
Fœlices animæ, quibus hæc cognoſcere primum,
# Inq;
domos ſuperas ſcandere cura fuit.


Books ſold by John Gellibrand, at the
# Golden Ball in St.
Pauls Church-Yard.
BOneti Anatomia. 2 Vol. ir Folio.
Zodiacus Medico-Gallicus, pro 3 Annis. 40
Bp VVilkins Sermons, and Beauty of Provi-
# dence.
In Octavo.
Pluturch’s Morals, tranſlated from the Greek
# by ſeveral Hands.
In Oetavo.
Remarks upon the deplorable Fall of the
# Emperor Julian.
In Zuarto.
A Triennial Viſitation-Sermon, preach’d at
# Reading, before Seth L.
Biſhop of Salisbury.
# By John Barrow Prebend of VVindſor.
Baudrandi Geographia ordine literarum diſpo-
# ſita.
2 Vol. in Fol. Paris. 1682.

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