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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            than others; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2578" xml:space="preserve">ſince Ariſtotle himſelf, and Pli-
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            ny did deny this as well as they.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2580" xml:space="preserve">I anſwer:</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2582" xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2583" xml:space="preserve">If they did, yet this do’s make more
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            to the preſent purpoſe: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2584" xml:space="preserve">For if ſuch great
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            Scholars, who were ſo eminent for their
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            knowledge in natural things, might yet not-
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            withſtanding be groſly miſtaken in ſuch
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            matters as are now evident and certain:
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2585" xml:space="preserve">Why then we have no reaſon to depend
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            upon their aſſertions or Authorities, as if
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2587" xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2588" xml:space="preserve">Though theſe great Naturaliſts, for
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            want of ſome experience were miſtaken in
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            that Opinion, whileſt they thought no place
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            was habitable but the temperate Zones; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2589" xml:space="preserve">yet
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            it cannot be from hence inferred, that they
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            denied the poſſibility of Antipodes: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2590" xml:space="preserve">Since theſe
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            are ſuch Inhabitants as live oppoſite unto us
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            in the other temperate Zone; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2591" xml:space="preserve">and ’twere an
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            abſurd thing to imagin that thoſe who lived
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            in different Zones, can be Antipodes to one a-
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            nother; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2592" xml:space="preserve">and argues that a Man did not un-
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            derſtand, or elſe had forgotten that common
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            diſtinction in Geography, wherein the relation
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            of the Worlds Inhabitants unto one another,
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            are reckoned up under theſe three heads; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2593" xml:space="preserve">An-
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            tæci, Periæci, and Antipodes. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2594" xml:space="preserve">But to let this
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            paſs:</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2595" xml:space="preserve">’tis certain, that ſome of the Fathers did
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            deny the being of any ſuch, upon other more
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            abſurd grounds. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2596" xml:space="preserve">Now if ſuch as Chryfoſtom,
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            Lactantius, &</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2597" xml:space="preserve">c. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2598" xml:space="preserve">who were noted for great
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            Scholars, and ſuch too as flouriſhed in theſe
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