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-s5275" xml:space="preserve">Where ſuppoſe the Sun to be at A, the
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            Circle (BGM) to be the Orb of the Earth's
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            Motion; </s>
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            ſame Letters, to be the Sphere of Jupiter;
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s5279" xml:space="preserve">Now if you conceive the Letters, BCD
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            EFGHI KLM, and abcdefghiklm,
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            to divide the Earth’s Orb, and that of Ju-
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            piter, into ſeveral parts, proportionable to
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            the ſlowneſs or ſwiftneſs of their different
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            motions, (Jupiter finiſhing his Courſe in
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            twelve Years, and the Earth in One) then
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            ſuppoſing the Earth to be at the Point (B),
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            and Jupiter likewiſe in his Orb to be ſcitua-
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            ted at (b), he will appear unto us to be in
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            the Zodiack at the point (r). </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5280" xml:space="preserve">But after-
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            wards, both of them moving forward to the
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            Letter (Cc), Jupiter will ſeem to be in the
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            Zodiack at (v), as having paſſed directly
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            forward according to the order of the Signs.
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s5281" xml:space="preserve">And ſo likewiſe each of them being tranſ-
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            ferred to the places (Dd) (Ee), Jupiter
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            will ſtill appear Direct, and to have moved
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            in the Zodiack unto the Points (yz). </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5282" xml:space="preserve">But
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            now vvhen the Earth comes to be more im-
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            vvhile the Earth vvas paſſing the Arch (E
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            F), Jupiter did ſtill remain betwixt the
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            Points (z) and (x), and therefore muſt
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