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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            <s xml:id="echoid-s334" xml:space="preserve">4. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s335" xml:space="preserve">A Fourth Argument there is urged by
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            Aquinas; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s336" xml:space="preserve">if there be more Worlds than one,
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            then they muſt either be of the ſame, or of a
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            divers Nature; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s337" xml:space="preserve">but they are not of the ſame
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            kind; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s338" xml:space="preserve">for this were needleſs, and would argue
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              <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0032-01" xlink:href="note-0032-01a" xml:space="preserve">Ibid.</note>
            an Improvidence, ſince one could have no
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            more perfection than the other; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s339" xml:space="preserve">not of divers
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            kinds, for then one of them would not be cal-
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            led the World or Univerſe, ſince it did not
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            contain univerſal perfection. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s340" xml:space="preserve">I have cited this
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            Argument, becauſe it is ſo much ſtood upon
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            by Julius Gæſar la Galla, one that has purpoſe-
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            ly writ a Treatiſe againſt this Opinion which
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              <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0032-02" xlink:href="note-0032-02a" xml:space="preserve">DePhanom.
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              in orbe Lu-
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              na.</note>
            I now deliver; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s341" xml:space="preserve">but the Dilemma is ſo blunt,
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            that it cannot cut on either ſide; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s342" xml:space="preserve">and the Con-
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            ſequences ſo weak, that I dare truſt them
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            without an Anſwer. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s343" xml:space="preserve">And (by the way) you
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            may ſee this later Author in that place, where
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            he@ endeavours to prove a neceſſity of one
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            World, doth leave the chief matter in Hand,
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            and take much needleſs pains to diſpute againſt
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            Democritus, who thought, that the World
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            was made by the caſual concourſe of Atoms in
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            a great Vacuum. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s344" xml:space="preserve">It ſhould ſeem, that either
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            his cauſe, or his Skill was weak, or elſe he
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            would have ventur'd upon a ſtronger Adver-
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            ſary. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s345" xml:space="preserve">Theſe Arguments which I have ſet
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            down, are the chiefeſt which I have met with
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            againſt this Subject; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s346" xml:space="preserve">yet the beſt of theſe hath
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            not force enough to endanger the Truth that
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            I have deliver'd.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s348" xml:space="preserve">Unto the two firſt, it may be anſwer'd, that
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            the Negative Authority of Scripture is not
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            prevalent in thoſe things which are not the
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            Fundamentals of Religion.</s>
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