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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[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.
[51.] PROP. IV.
[52.] PROP. V.
[53.] PROP. VI.
[55.] That the EARTH May be a PLANET. PROP. I.
[56.] PROP. II.
[57.] PROP. III.
[58.] PROP. IV.
[59.] PROP. V. That the Scripture, in its proper conſtru-ction, does not any where affirm the Immobility of the Earth.
[60.] PROP. VI. That there is not any Argument from the Words of Scripture, Principles of Na-ture, or Obſervations in Aſtronomy, which can ſuſſiciently evidence the Earth to be in the Gentre of the Uni-verſe.
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116104That the Moon may be a World. more obſcure. But as they do always in their
Mutual Viciſſitudes participate of one anothers
ſo alſo do they partake of the ſame
Defects and Darkenings;
for when our Moon
is Eclipſed, then is their Sun darkened;
when our Sun is Eclipſed, then is their Moon
deprived of its Light, as you may ſee affrmed
by Meſlin.
Quod ſi terram nobis ex alto liceret
intueri, quemadmodum deficientem lunam ex
11Epic. Aſtro
1.4. part. 2.
longinque ſpectare poſſumus, videremus tempore
Eclipſis ſolis terræ aliquam partem lumine ſolis
deficere, eodem planè modo ſicut ex oppoſitio luna de-
‘If we might behold this Globe of Earth
‘at the ſame diſtance, as we do the Moon in
‘her Defect, we might diſcern ſome part of it
‘darkened in the Suns Eclipſes, juſt ſo as the
‘Moon is in hers.
For as our Moon is Eclip-
ſed by the Interpoſition of our earth, ſo is their
Moon Eclipſed by the Interpoſition of theirs.
The manner of this Mutual Illumination be-
twixt theſe two you may plainly diſcern in this
Figure following.

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