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 Earth may be a Planet.
2. That divers Men have fallen into great
Abſurdities, whilſt they have looked for the
Grounds of Philoſophy, from the words of
Scripture;
and therefore it may be dange-
rous, in this Point alſo, to adhere ſo cloſely
unto the Letter of the Text.

PROP. III.

That the Holy Ghoſt, in many places of
# Scripture, does plainly conform his Ex-
# preſſions unto the Errors of our Con-
# ceits;
and does not ſpeak of divers
# things as they are in themſelves, but as
# they appear unto us.
THere is not any particular by which
Philoſophy hath been more endamaged,
than the ignorant ſuperſtition of ſome Men,
who, in ſtating the Controverſies of it, do
ſo cloſely adhere unto the meer words of
Scripture.
Quamplurima occurrunt in libris
ſacris ad natur am pertinentia, &
c. They are
the words of Vatleſius.
‘There are ſun-Proa@.
ad Phil.
Sacram.
‘ dry things in Holy Writ, concerning Na-
‘ tural Points, which moſt Men think are not
‘ ſo to be underſtood, as if the Holy Ghoſt
‘ did intend to unfold unto us any thing in
‘ that kind :
but referring all to the ſalva-
‘ tion of our Souls, does ſpeak of other mat-
‘ ters according to common Opinion.
And

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