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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            them at the leaſt four Miles Perpendicular.
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1294" xml:space="preserve">This I ſhall prove from the Obſervation of Ga-
            lilæus, whoſe Glaſs can ſhew to the ſenſe a
            proof beyond exception; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1295" xml:space="preserve">and certainly that
            Man muſt be of a moſt timorous Faith, who
            dares not believe his own Eye.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1297" xml:space="preserve">By that Perſpective you may plainly diſ-
            cern ſome enlightned parts (which are the
            Mountains) to be diſtant from the other about
            the twentieth part of the Diameter. </s>
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            whence it will follow, that thoſe Mountains
            muſt neceſſarily be at the leaſt, four Italian
            Miles in height.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1300" xml:space="preserve">For let B D E F be the Body of the Moon,
            A B C will be aRay or Beam of the Sun, which
            enlightens a Mountain at A, and B is the point
            of Contingency; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1301" xml:space="preserve">the diſtance betwixt A and
            B muſt be ſuppos'd to be the twentieth part
            of the Diameter, which is an 100 Miles, for
            ſo far are ſome enlightned parts ſever'd from
            the common term of Illumination. </s>
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