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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            way of producing Meteors, as ſhe doth with
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            us (and not by a Motion, as Plutarch ſuppoſes)
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            becauſe ſhe doth not love to vary from her
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            uſual Operations without ſome extraordinary
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            impediment, but ſtill keeps her beaten path,
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            unleſs ſhe be driven thence.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1620" xml:space="preserve">One Argument whereby I ſhall manifeſt
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            this Truth, may be taken from thoſe new
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            Stars which have appeared in divers Ages of
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            the World, and by their Paralax, have been
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            diſcern’d to have been above the Moon, ſuch
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            as was that in Gaſſiopeia, that in Sagitarius,
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            with many others betwixt the Planets. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1621" xml:space="preserve">Hipar-
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            chus in his time took ſpecial notice of ſuch as
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              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0125-01" xlink:href="note-0125-01a" xml:space="preserve">Plin. nat.
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              hiſt. l. 2. c.
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              26.</note>
            theſe, and therefore fancied out ſuch Conſtel-
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            lations, in which to place the Stars, ſhewing
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            how many there were in every Aſteriſm, that
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            ſo afterwards, Poſterity might know, whe-
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            ther there were any new Star produc’d, or
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            any old one miſſing. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1622" xml:space="preserve">Now the nature of theſe
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            Comets may probably manifeſt, that in this
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            other World there are other Meteors alſo;
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1623" xml:space="preserve">for theſe in all likelyhood are nothing elſe, but
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            ſuch Evaporations cauſed by the Sun, from the
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            Bodies of the Planets. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1624" xml:space="preserve">I ſhall prove this, by
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            ſhewing the Improbabilities and Inconvenien-
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            ces of any other Opinion.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1626" xml:space="preserve">For the better purſuit of this, ’tis in the
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            firſt place requiſite, that I deal with our chief
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            Adverſary, Gæſar la Galla, who doth moſt
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            directly oppoſe that Truth which is here to be
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            prov’d. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1627" xml:space="preserve">He endeavouring to confirm the In-
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            corruptibility of the Heavens, and being there
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            to ſatisfie the Argument which is taken from
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            theſe Comets, he anſwers it thus: </s>
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