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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That the Moon may be a World.
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            No; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſince ’tis ſo, and more with us alſo under
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            the Poles; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and beſides, the general Length of
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            their Night is ſomewhat abated in the Bigneſs
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            of their Moon which is our Earth. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For this Re-
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            turns as great a Light unto that Planet, as it
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            Receives from it. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But for the better Proof of
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            this, I ſhall firſt free the Way from ſuch Opi-
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            nions as might otherwiſe hinder the ſpeed of a
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            clearer Progreſs.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0109-01" xlink:href="note-0109-01a" xml:space="preserve">De gen.
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            animal. l. 4.
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            21.</note>
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            Number.</note>
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          <note position="left" xml:space="preserve">Plut de.
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          fac lunæ.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Plutarch, one of the chief Patrons of this
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            World in the Moon, doth directly Contract
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            this Propoſition, Affirming, that thoſe who
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            Live there, may diſcern our World, as the
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            Dreggs and Sediment of all other Creatures,
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            appearing to them through Clouds and Foggy
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            miſts, and that altogether Devoid of Light,
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            being Baſe and unmoveable; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſo that they
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            might well imagine the Dark place of Damna-
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            tion to be here Situate, and that they only were
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            the Inhabiters of the World, as being in the
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            midſt betwixt Heaven and Hell.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">To this I may Anſwer, ’tis Probable that
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            Plutarch ſpake this Inconſiderately, and with-
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            out a Reaſon, which makes him likewife fall
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            into another Abſurdity, when he ſays our Earth
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            would appear Immovable; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">whereas Queſtion-
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            leſs, though it did not, yet would it ſeem to
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            Move and theirs to ſtand Still, as the Land doth
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            to a Man in a Ship; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">according to that of the
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            <s xml:space="preserve">And I doubt not but that the Ingenious Au-
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