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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            vaſt Houſes as were requiſite for their Bodies,
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            they are fain to dig great and round hollows in
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            the Earth, where they may both procure water
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            for their Thirſt, & </s>
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            may avoid thoſe great Heats which other wiſe
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            they would be liable unto, or if you will give
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            Gæſar la Galla leave to gueſs in the ſame man-
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            ner, he would rather think that thoſe Thirſty
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            Nations caſt up ſo many, and ſo great heaps of
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            Earth in digging of their Wine Cellars; </s>
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            this only by the way.</s>
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            <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0093-01" xlink:href="note-0093-01a" xml:space="preserve">Lect. aut.
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            l. 1. c. 15.</note>
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            plac. l. 2. c.
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            25.</note>
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            part. 49.</note>
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            fab. pars. 3
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            Opt. c. 6.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">I ſhall next produce Eye-witneſs of Galelæus,
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            on which I moſt of all depend for the proof of
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            this Propoſition, when he beheld the new Moon
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            through his perſpective, it appeared to him un-
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            der a Rugged and Spotted Figure, ſeeming to
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            have the darker and enlightned parts divided
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            by a Tortuous Line, having ſome Parcels of
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            Light at a good diſtance from the other; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and
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            this difference is ſo remarkable, that you may
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            eaſily perceive it through one of thoſe ordina-
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            ry Perſpectives, which are commonly ſold a-
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            mongſt us; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but for your better apprehending
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            of what I deliver, I will ſet down the Figure
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            as I find it in Galilæus.</s>
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