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-s1170" xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1171" xml:space="preserve">’Tis evident that the Trees did ſtand as
            before. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1172" xml:space="preserve">For otherwiſe Noah could not ſo well
            have concluded, that the Waters were abated
            from this reaſon, becauſe the Dove brought
            an Olive Leaf in her Mouth, when ſhe was
            ſent forth the ſecond time: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1173" xml:space="preserve">whereas had the
            Trees been rooted up, ſhe might have taken
            it the firſt time, from one of them as it was
            floating on the top of the Waters. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1174" xml:space="preserve">Now if
            the Motion of the Waters was not ſo violent
            as to ſubvert the Trees, much leſs was it able
            to caſt up ſuch vaſt heaps as the Mountains.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1175" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1176" xml:space="preserve">4. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1177" xml:space="preserve">When the Scripture doth ſet forth unto
            us the Power and Immenſity of God by the va-
            riety or Uſefulneſs of the Creatures which he
            hath made, amongſt the reſt it doth often men-
            tion the Mountains, Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1178" xml:space="preserve">104.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1179" xml:space="preserve">9. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1180" xml:space="preserve">item 148.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1181" xml:space="preserve">9. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1182" xml:space="preserve">Iſai.
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1183" xml:space="preserve">40. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1184" xml:space="preserve">12. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1185" xml:space="preserve">And therefore ’tis probable they were
            created at the firſt. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1186" xml:space="preserve">Unto this I maght add,
            that in other places Divine Wiſdom, in ſhew-
            ing of its own Antiquity, ſaith, that he was
              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0091-01" xlink:href="note-0091-01a" xml:space="preserve">Prov. 8. 25.
              Pſal. 90. 2.</note>
            From the beginning, before the Earth or the Moun-
            tains were brought forth.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1187" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1188" xml:space="preserve">5. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1189" xml:space="preserve">If we may truſt the Relations of Antiqui-
              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0091-02" xlink:href="note-0091-02a" xml:space="preserve">Foſeph. Ant.
              lib. 1. c. 3.</note>
            ty, there were many Monuments left undefa-
            ced after the Flood.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1190" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1191" xml:space="preserve">So that if I intend to prove that the Moon is
            fuch a Habitable World as this is; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1192" xml:space="preserve">’tis requi-
            ſite that I ſhew it to have the ſame Convenien-
            ces of Habitation as this hath; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1193" xml:space="preserve">and here if
            ſome Rabbi or Chymick were to handle the
            point, they would firſt prove it out of Scrip-
            ture, from that place in Moſes his Bleſſing,
            where he ſpeaks of the ancient Mountains and
            laſting Hills, Deut. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1194" xml:space="preserve">33. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1195" xml:space="preserve">מלוע תועבגו מרק </s>