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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That the Moon may be a World.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Where ſuppoſe the inward Circle at A to
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            repreſent the Loadſtone, and the outward one
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            betwixt B C, the Orb that does terminate its
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            Virtue.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Now any other Body that is like affected
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            coming within this Sphere, as B, will preſent-
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            ly deſcend towards the Centre of it, and in
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            that reſpect may be ſtiled heavy. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But place
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            it without the Sphere, as C, and then the de-
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            ſire of Union ceaſeth, and ſo conſequently the
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            Motion alſo.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">To apply then what hath been ſaid. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">This
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            great Globe of Earth and Water, hath been
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            proved by many Obſervations, to participate
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            of magnetical properties. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And as the Load-
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            ſtone does caſt forth its own vigour round about
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            its Body, in a Magnetical compaſs: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So likewiſe
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            does our Earth. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The difference is, that it is
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            another kind of affection which cauſes the uni-
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            on betwixt the Iron and Load-ſtone, from that
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            which makes Bodies move unto the Earth.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">The former is ſome kind of nearneſs and Si-</s>
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