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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The Epiſtle to the READER.

IF amongſt thy leiſure hours, thou canſt
ſpare any for the pernſal of this diſcourſe,
and doſt look to find ſomewhat in it which
may ſerve for thy Information and Benefit:
let me then adviſe thee to come unto it with
an equal Mind, not ſwayed by Prejudice, but
indifferently reſolved to Aſſent unto that
Truth which upon Deliberation ſhall ſeem
moſt probable unto thy Reaſon, and then I
doubt not, but either thon wilt agree with me
in this Aſſertion, or at leaſt not think it to
be as far from Truth, as it is from common
Opinion.
Two Cautions there are which I would wil-
lingly Admoniſh thee of in the Beginning.
I. That thou ſhouldſt not here look to find
any Exact, Accurate Treatiſe, ſince this
Diſcourſe was but the Fruit of ſome Lighter
Studies, and thoſe too budled up in a ſhort
time, being firſt thought of, and finiſhed in
the ſpace of ſome few Weeks, and therefore
you cannot in Reaſon Expect, that it ſhould be
ſo poliſhed, as perhaps, the Subject would re-
quire, or the leiſure of the Author might have
done it.

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