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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[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.
[41.] PROP. XII.
[42.] PROP. XIII.
[43.] PROP. XIV.
[44.] FINIS.
[45.] A DISCOURSE Concerning a Rem Planet. Tending to prove That ’tis probable our EARTH is one of the PLANETS. The Second Book. By John Wilkins, late L. Biſhop of Cheſter.
[46.] LONDON: Printed by J. D. for John Gellibrand, at the Golden Ball in St. Paul’s Church-Yard. M.DC.LXXXIV.
[47.] To the Reader.
[48.] PROP. I.
[49.] PROP. II.
[50.] PROP. III.
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112100That the Moon may be a World. non aliam proſecto viſam iri probabile eſt, qua@
qualis modo viſatur lunaris globi ſpecies, ‘If you
‘conceive your ſelf to be in ſome ſuch high
‘Place, where you might Diſcern the whole
‘Globe of the Earth and Water, when it was
‘Enlightened by the Sun's Raies, ’tis Probable
‘it would then Appear to you in the ſame
‘Shape as the Moon doth now unto us.
Paulus Foſcarinus.
Terra nihil ali@d eſt quam@
11In epiſt. ad
altera Luna, vel Stella, taliſq;
nobis appareret, ſiex
convenienti elongatione eminus conſpiciretur, in
obſervari poſſent eadem aſpectuum varieta-
tes, quæ in Lunâ apparent.
The Earth is no-
thing elſe but another Moon or Star, and
would appear ſo unto us if it were beheld at a
Convenient Diſtance, with the ſame Changes,
and Varieties as there are in the Moon.
22Fræfat. ad
alſo Garolus Malapertius, whoſe words are
theſe, Terra hæc noſtra, ſi in luna conſtituti
eſſemus, ſplendida prorſus quaſi non ignobilis pla-
neta, nobis appareret.
‘If we were placed in
‘the Moon, and from thence beheld this Earth,
‘it would appear unto us very Bright, like one
‘of the Nobler Plannets.
Unto theſe doth
c.2. Art. 2.
Fromondus aſſent, when he ſays, Gredo equidem
quod ſi oculus quiſpiam in orbe lunari foret, globum
terræ &
aquæ inſtar ingentis ſyderis à ſole illuſtrem
‘I believe that this Globe of Earth
‘and Water would appear like ſome'great Star
‘to any one, who ſhould Look upon it from
‘the Moon.
Now this could not be, nor could
it ſhine ſo Remarkably, unleſs the Beams of
Light were Reflected from it.
And therefore
the ſame Fromundus expreſly holds, that the firſt
Region of Air is there Terminated, where

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