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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            by the ſame reaſon, may a brighter Vapour
            be the cauſe of theſe appearances.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1656" xml:space="preserve">But how probable ſoever this Opinion may
            ſeem, yet if well conſider’d, you ſhall find it
            altogether abſurd and impoſſible: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1657" xml:space="preserve">for,</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1658" xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1659" xml:space="preserve">Theſe Stars were never ſeen there before,
            and ’tis not likely, that a Vapour being hard
            by us, can ſo multiply that Light, which could
            not before be at all diſcern’d.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1661" xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1662" xml:space="preserve">This ſuppos’d Vapour cannot be either
            contracted into a narrow compaſs, or dilated
            into a broad. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1663" xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1664" xml:space="preserve">It could not be within a little
            ſpace, for then that Star would not appear
            with the ſame multiplyed Light to thoſe in
            other Climates. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1665" xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1666" xml:space="preserve">It cannot be a dilated Va-
            pour, for then other Stars which were diſcer-
            ned through the ſame Vapour, would ſeem as
            big as that; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1667" xml:space="preserve">this Argument is the ſame in ef-
            fect, with that of the Paralax, as you may ſee
            in this Figure.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1669" xml:space="preserve">Suppoſe AB to be a Hemiſphere of one
            Earth, CD to be the upper part of the high-
            eſt Region, in which there might be either a
            contracted Vapour, as G, or elſe a dilated one;</s>
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