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 Moon may be a World.
more obſcure. But as they do always in their
Mutual Viciſſitudes participate of one anothers
ſo alſo do they partake of the ſame
Defects and Darkenings;
for when our Moon
is Eclipſed, then is their Sun darkened;
when our Sun is Eclipſed, then is their Moon
deprived of its Light, as you may ſee affrmed
by Meſlin.
Quod ſi terram nobis ex alto liceret
intueri, quemadmodum deficientem lunam ex
Epic. Aſtro
1.4. part. 2.
longinque ſpectare poſſumus, videremus tempore
Eclipſis ſolis terræ aliquam partem lumine ſolis
deficere, eodem planè modo ſicut ex oppoſitio luna de-
‘If we might behold this Globe of Earth
‘at the ſame diſtance, as we do the Moon in
‘her Defect, we might diſcern ſome part of it
‘darkened in the Suns Eclipſes, juſt ſo as the
‘Moon is in hers.
For as our Moon is Eclip-
ſed by the Interpoſition of our earth, ſo is their
Moon Eclipſed by the Interpoſition of theirs.
The manner of this Mutual Illumination be-
twixt theſe two you may plainly diſcern in this
Figure following.

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