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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342162That the Earth may be a Planet.
That this Hypotheſis is exactly agreeable to
common appearances.
IT hath been already proved, that the Earth
is capable of ſuch a ſcituation and moti-
on, as this Opinion ſuppoſes it to have.
remains, that in the laſt place, we ſhew how
agreeable this would be unto thoſe ordinary
ſeaſons of Days, Months, Years, and all
other appearances in the Heavens.
1. As for the difference betwixt Days and
’tis evident, That this may be cau-
ſed as well by the Revolution of the Earth,
as the Motion of the Sun;
ſince the Heavenly
Bodies muſt needs ſeem after the ſame man-
ner to Riſe and Set, whether or no they
themſelves by their own Motion do paſs by
our Horizon and Vertical Point;
or whether
our Horizon and Vertical Point, by the Revo-
lution of our Earth, do paſs by them.
cording to that of Ariſtotle, {οὐ}υιν 11 De Cælo,
lib, 2. c. 8.
{κι}ν{εἶ}ν τη;
ν ὅψιν το ὸρώμενον There will not
appear any difference, whether or no the
Eye be moved from the Object, or the Ob-
ject from the Eye.
And therefore I cannot
chuſe but wonder that a Man of any

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