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.]
[54. PROP. VII. PROP. VIII. PROP. IX. PROP. X.]
[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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That the Moon may be a World.
ning theſe, upon which we may build a cer-
tainty, or good probability:
well may we
gueſs at them, and that too very doubtfully,
but we can know nothing;
for, if we do hardly
gueſs aright at things which be upon Earth, if
Wiſd.with labour we do find the things that are at hand,
How then can we ſearch out thoſe things that are
in Heaven?
What a little is that which we
know, in reſpect of thoſe many matters con-
tain’d within this great Univerſe?
This whole
Globe of Earth and Water, though it ſeem
to us to be of a large Extent, yet it bears not
ſo great a proportion unto the whole Frame
of Nature, as a ſmall Sand doth unto it;
and
what can ſuch little Creatures as we diſcern,
who are tyed to this point of Earth?
or what
can they in the Moon know of us?
If we under-
ſtand any thing (ſaith Eſdras) ’tis nothing but
that which is upon the Earth;
and he that dwel-
2 Eſd. 4.
21.
leth above in the Heavens may only underſtand
the things that are above in the height of the
Heavens.
So that ’twere a needleſs thing for us to
ſearch after any particulars;
however, we may
gueſs in the general that there are ſome Inhabi-
tants in that Planet:
for why elſe did Provi-
dence furniſh that place with all ſuch Conve-
niences of Habitation as have been above de-
clar’d?
But you will ſay, perhaps; is there not too
great and intollerable a Heat, ſince the Sun is
their Zenith every Month, and doth tarry there
ſo long before he leaves it.
I Anſwer,
I. This may, perhaps, be remedyed (as it

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