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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To the Reader
2. For the Manner. It is not
maintained with ſuch Heat and
Religion, as if every one that reads
it, were preſently bound to yield up
his aſſent:
But as it is in other
Wars, where Victory cannot be had,
Men muſt be content with Peace:
So likewiſe is it in this, and ſhould
be in all other Philoſophical Con-
tentions.
If there be nothing able to
convince and ſatisfy the indifferent
Reader, he may ſtill enjoy his own
Opinion.
All Men have not the
ſame way of apprehending things;

but according to the variety of their
Temper, Cuſtom, and Abilities,
their Underſtandings are ſeverally
faſhioned to different Aſſents:

Which had it been but well conſi-
dered by ſome of our hot Adver-Fromond.
Al Roſſe.
ſaries, they would not have ſhewed
more violence in oppoſing the Per-
ſons againſt whom they write, than
ſtrength in confuting the Cauſe.

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