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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            curſu omnia terat, ſaith Calcagnius. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">How-
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            ever, though we fuppoſe the Etymology to
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            be never fo true and genuine, yet it can at
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            the beſt but ſhew what the more common
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            opinion was of thoſe times when ſuch names
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            were firſt impoſed.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Ob. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But ſuppoſe all this were ſo, That
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            the Earth had ſuch a diurnal Revolution;
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            <s xml:space="preserve">yet how is it conceivable, that it ſhould
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            at the ſame time have two diſtinct Mo-
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            tions.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">I anſwer: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">This may eaſily be apprehend-
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            ed, if you conſider how both theſe Motions
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            do tend the ſame way, from Weſt to Eaſt.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus a Bowl being turned out of the hand,
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            has two Motions in the Air; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">one, whereby
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            it is carried round; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">the other, whereby it
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            is caſt forward.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">From what hath been delivered in this
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            Chapter, the indifferent Reader may gather
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            ſome ſatisſaction for thoſe Arguments which
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            are uſually urged againſt this Diurnal Moti-
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            on of the Earth.</s>
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