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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            particulars as never fell under their Examinati-
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            on and Diſpute.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0038-02" xlink:href="note-0038-02a" xml:space="preserve">Comment.
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            in Gen.
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            Qu, 19.
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            Art. 2.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">I have now in ſome Meaſure, ſhewed that
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            a Plurality of Worlds does not contradict any
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            Principle of Reaſon, or place of Scripture,
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            and ſo clear'd the firſt part of that Suppoſition
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            which is imply'd in the Opinion.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">It may next be enquir'd, whether ’tis poſſi-
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            ble there may be a Globe of Elements in that
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            which we call the Æthereal parts of the Uni-
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            verſe; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">for if this (as it is according to the
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            common Opinion) be priviledged from any
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            Change or Corruption, it will be in vain then
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            to imagin any Element there; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and if we would
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            have another World, we muſt then ſeek out
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            ſome other place for its Scituation. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The third
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          Matter, which can priviledge them from the
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          like Change and Corruption, as theſe Inferiour,
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          Bodies are liable unto.</head>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">IT hath been often queſtioned amongſt the
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            Ancient Fathers and Philoſophers, what
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            kind of matter that ſhould be, of which the
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            Heavens are Fram'd. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Some think they conſiſt
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            of a Fifth Subſtance, diſtinct from the Four
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            Elements, as Ariſtotle holds, and with him
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            ſome of the late School-Men, whoſe ſubtile
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            Brains could not be content to Attribute to
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            thoſe vaſt Glorious Bodies but common Mate-
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            rials, and therefore they themſelves had ra-</s>
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