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.
However, the World would have no great
Loſs in being depriv'd of this Muſick, unleſs
at ſome times we had the priviledge to hear
it:
Then indeed Philo the Jew thinks it would
ſave us the Charges of Dyet, and we might
De ſomniis.Live at an eaſier Rate, by feeding on the Ear
only, and receiving no other Nouriſhment;
and for this very Reaſon (ſays he) was Moſes
Enabled to tarry Forty Days and Forty Nights
in the Mount without eating any thing, be-
cauſe he there heard the Melody of the Hea-
vens.
-Riſum teneatis. I know this Muſick
hath had great Patrons, both Sacred and Pro-
phane Authors,ſuch as Ambroſe, Bede, Boetius,
Aneſelme, Plato, Cicero, and others;
but be-
cauſe it is not now, I think, Affirm'd by any,
I ſhall not therefore beſtow eìther Pains or
Time in arguing againſt it.
It may ſuffice that I have only Named theſe
Three laſt, and for the two more neceſſary,
have referred the Reader to others for ſatis-
faction.
I ſhall in the next place Proceed to
the Nature of the Moons Body, to know whe-
ther that be Capable of any ſuch Conditions,
as may make it poſſible to be Inhabited, and
what thoſe Qualities are wherein it more near-
ly Agrees with our Earth.

PROP. IV.

That the Moon is a Solid, Compacted, Opacous
Body.

I Shall not need to ſtand long in the Proof of
this Propoſition, ſince it is a Truth already

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