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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            However, the World would have no great
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            Loſs in being depriv'd of this Muſick, unleſs
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            at ſome times we had the priviledge to hear
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            it: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Then indeed Philo the Jew thinks it would
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            ſave us the Charges of Dyet, and we might
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            Live at an eaſier Rate, by feeding on the Ear
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            only, and receiving no other Nouriſhment;
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            <s xml:space="preserve">and for this very Reaſon (ſays he) was Moſes
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            Enabled to tarry Forty Days and Forty Nights
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            in the Mount without eating any thing, be-
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            cauſe he there heard the Melody of the Hea-
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            vens.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">-Riſum teneatis. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I know this Muſick
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            hath had great Patrons, both Sacred and Pro-
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            phane Authors,ſuch as Ambroſe, Bede, Boetius,
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            Aneſelme, Plato, Cicero, and others; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but be-
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            cauſe it is not now, I think, Affirm'd by any,
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            I ſhall not therefore beſtow eìther Pains or
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            Time in arguing againſt it.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">It may ſuffice that I have only Named theſe
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            Three laſt, and for the two more neceſſary,
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            have referred the Reader to others for ſatis-
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            faction. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I ſhall in the next place Proceed to
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            the Nature of the Moons Body, to know whe-
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            ther that be Capable of any ſuch Conditions,
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            as may make it poſſible to be Inhabited, and
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            what thoſe Qualities are wherein it more near-
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            ly Agrees with our Earth.</s>
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          <head xml:space="preserve">PROP. IV.</head>
          <head xml:space="preserve">That the Moon is a Solid, Compacted, Opacous
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            <s xml:space="preserve">I Shall not need to ſtand long in the Proof of
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            this Propoſition, ſince it is a Truth already</s>
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