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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            People, as well as others, he does it after a
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            vulgar way, as it is commonly noted, decla-
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            ring the Original chiefly of thoſe things which
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            are obvious to the Senſe, and being ſilent of
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            other things, which then could not well be
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s376" xml:space="preserve">And therefore Pererius propo-
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              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0035-01" xlink:href="note-0035-01a" xml:space="preserve">Com. in
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              1 Gen. 11.</note>
            ſing the queſtion, why the Creation of Plants
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s378" xml:space="preserve">Anſwers. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s379" xml:space="preserve">Quia iſtarum rerum generatio eſt
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            vulgo occulta & </s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s381" xml:space="preserve">Becauſe theſe things
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            are not ſo commonly known as the other;
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s382" xml:space="preserve">and he adds, Moſes non omnia, ſed manifeſta
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            omnibus enarranda ſuſcipit. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s383" xml:space="preserve">Moſes did not in-
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            tend to relate unto us the beginnings of all
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            all things, but thoſe only which are moſt evi-
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            dent unto all Men. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s384" xml:space="preserve">And therefore too, Aqui-
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              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0035-02" xlink:href="note-0035-02a" xml:space="preserve">Part. 1. 2.
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              68. Art, 3.</note>
            nas obſerves, that he writes nothing of the
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            Air, becauſe that being inviſible, the People
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            knew not whether there were any ſuch Body
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            or no. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s385" xml:space="preserve">And for this very reaſon St. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s386" xml:space="preserve">Ferom alſo
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              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0035-03" xlink:href="note-0035-03a" xml:space="preserve">Epiſt. 139-
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              ad Cypri.
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              So Pererives
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              in 2 Gen.</note>
            thinks, that there is nothing expreſt concerning
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            the Creation of Angels, becauſe the rude and
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            ignorant Vulgar were not ſo capable of appre-
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            hending their Natures. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s387" xml:space="preserve">And yet notwith-
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            ſtanding, theſe are as remarkable parts of the
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            Creation, and as fit to be known as another
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            World. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s388" xml:space="preserve">And therefore the Holy Ghoſt too,
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            uſes ſuch vulgar Expreſſions, which ſet things
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            forth rather as they appear, than as they are,
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            as when he calls the Moon one of the greater
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            Lights, whereas ’tis the leaſt that we can ſee
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            in the whole Heavens. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s389" xml:space="preserve">So afterwards ſpeaking
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              Mala. 3. 10.</note>
            of the great Rain which drowned the World,
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