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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            parated from this Earth, which can be a more
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            convenient place for Habitation than this Pla-
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            net; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">therefore they concluded it was there.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">It could not be on the Top of any Moun-
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Becauſe we have Expreſs Scripture, that
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            the Higheſt of them was Overflowed.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Becauſe it muſt be of a greater Exten-
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            ſion, and not ſome ſmall Patch of Ground,ſince
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            ’tis likely all Men ſhould have Lived there, if
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            Adam had not Fell. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But for a Satisfaction of
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            the Arguments, together with a Farther Dif-
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            couſe of Paradiſe, I ſhall Refer you to thoſe
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            who have Written Purpoſely upon this Sub-
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            ject. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Being content for my own part to have
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            ſpoken ſo much of it; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">as may Conduce to ſhew
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            the Opinion of others Concerning the Inhabi-
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            tants of the Moon; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I dare not my ſelf Affirm
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            any thing of theſe Selenites, becauſe I know
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            not any Ground whereon to Build any Proba-
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            ble Opinion. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But I think that Future Ages
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            will Diſcover more; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and our Poſterity, Per-
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            haps, may Invent ſome means for our better
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            Acquaintance with theſe Inhabitants.</s>
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          <head xml:space="preserve">PROP. XIV.</head>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">That ’tis Poſſible for ſome of our Poſterity, to find
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            # out a Conveyance to this other World, and if
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            # there be Inhabitants there, to have Commerce
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            <s xml:space="preserve">ALL that hath been ſaid, Concerning the
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            People of the New World, is but Con-
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            jectural, and full of Uncertainties; </s>
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