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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            Saint Baſil did endeavour to prove this out of
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            that place in Iſaiab, where they are compar'd
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            to Smoak, as they are both quoted by Rhodi-
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            ginus. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Euſebius Nicrembergius doth likewiſe
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            from that place confute the Solidity and In-
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            corruptibility of the Heavens, and cites for
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            the ſame Interpretation the Authority of Eu-
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            ſtachius of Antioch; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and St. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Auſtin, I am ſure,
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            in one place ſeems to aſſent unto this Opinion,
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            though he does oſten in his other Works con-
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            tradict it.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0045-01" xlink:href="note-0045-01a" xml:space="preserve">Iſa. 51. 6.
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            Ant. lect.
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            l. 1. c. 4.
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            Hiſt. nat.
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            l. 2. c.11.13.</note>
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            Gen. ad lit.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">If you eſteem the Teſtimony of the Ancient
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            Fathers, to be of any great Force or Conſe-
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            quence in a Philoſophical Diſpute, you may
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            ſee them to this Purpoſe in Sixtus Senenſis lib.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">5. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Biblioth. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">annot. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">14. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The chief Reaſons,
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            that are commonly urg'd for the Confirmati-
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            on of it, are briefly theſe Three.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
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            which have been obſerv'd to be above the
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            Planets, through whoſe Orbs (if they had
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            been Solid, there would not have been any
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            Paſſage. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">To theſe may be added thoſe leſſer
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            Planets lately diſcover'd about Fupiter and
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            Saturn, for which Aſtronomers have not yet
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            fram'd any Orbs.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">From that uncertainty of all Aſtronomi-
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            cal Obſervations, which will follow upon the
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            Suppoſition of ſuch Solid Spheres. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For then
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            we ſhould never diſcern any Star but by a mul-
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            titude of Refractions, and ſo conſequently we
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            would not poſſibly find their true Scituations
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            either in reſpect of us, or in regard of one ano-
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            ther; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſince whatever the Eye diſcerns by a
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            Refracted Beam, it apprehends to be in ſome</s>
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