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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            & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">aerea lunæ, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">gravidine usateriali terræ, & </s>
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            conſimiliter de aliis ſtellarum regionibus, ſuſpican-
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            tes nullam habitationibus carere, quaſi tot ſint par-
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            tes particulares mundiales unius aniverſi, quot ſunt
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            ſtellæ quærum non eſt numerus, niſi apud eum qui
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            omnia in numero creavit.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">‘We may conjecture (ſaith he) the Inhabi-
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            ‘ tants of the Sun are like to the nature of that
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            ‘ Planet, more clear and bright, more intel-
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            ‘ lectual than thoſe in the Moon where they
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            ‘ are nearer to the Nature of that duller Pla-
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            ‘ net, and thoſe of the Earth being more groſs
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            and material than either, ſo that theſe Intelle-
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            ‘ ctual Natures in the Sun, are more form than
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            ‘ matter, thoſe in the Earth more matter than
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            ‘ form, and thoſe in the Moon betwixt both.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">‘ This we may gueſs from the fiery influence
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            ‘ of the Sun, the watery and aerous influence
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            ‘ of the Moon, as alſo the material Heavineſs
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            ‘ of the Earth. </s>
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            ‘ is it with the Regions of the-other Stars; </s>
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            ‘ we conjecture that none of them are without
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            ‘ Inhabitants, but that there are ſo many par-
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            ‘ ticular Worlds and parts of this one Univerſe,
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            ‘ as there are Stars, which are innumerable, un-
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            ‘ leſs it be to him who Created all things in
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            ‘ Number.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">For he held that the Stars were not all in
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            one equal Orb as we commonly ſuppoſe; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but
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            that ſome were ſar higher than others, which
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            made them appear leſs; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and that many others
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            were ſo far above any of theſe, that they were
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            altogether inviſible unto us. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">An Opinion which
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            (as I conceive) hath not any great probability
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            for it, nor certainty againſt it.</s>
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