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 Earth may be a Planet.
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            a little after, Ego divina hæc eloquia, &</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">‘ I for my part am perſuaded, that theſe
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            ‘ Divine Treatiſes, were not written by the
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            ‘ Holy and Inſpired Pen-Men, for the Inter-
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            ‘ pretation of Philoſophy, becauſe God left
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            ‘ ſuch things to be found out by Mens labour
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            ‘ and induſtry. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But yet, whatſoever is in
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            ‘ them concerning nature, is moſt true; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">as
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            ‘ proceeding from the God of Nature, from
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            ‘ whom nothing could be hid. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And que-
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            ſtionleſs, all thoſe things which the Scrip-
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            ture does deliver concerning any natural
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            Point, cannot be but certain and infallible,
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            being underſtood in that ſenſe, wherein
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            they were firſt intended; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but now that it
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            does ſpeak ſometimes according to common
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            opinion, rather than the true nature of the
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            things themſelves, was intimated before; </s>
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            wherefore (by the way)
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            Fromondus his
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            triumph upon the latter part of this Quo-
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            tation, is but vain, and to no purpoſe. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">'Tis
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            a good Rule ſet down by a learned
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            Com-
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            mentator, to be obſerved in the interpreta-
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            tion of Scripture: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Scriptura ſacra ſapè non
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            tam ad veritatem ipſam, quam ad hominum opi
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            nionem, ſermonem accommodat; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">that it does
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            many times accommodate its expreſſions,
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            not ſo much to the Truth it ſelf, as to Mens
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            Opinions. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And in this ſenſe is that Speech
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            of Gregory concerning Images and Pictures,
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            attributed by
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            Calvin unto the Hiſtory of
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            the Creation, viz. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Librum eſſe idiotarum;
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">That it is a Book for the ſimpler and igno-
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            rant People. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For it being written to in-</s>
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