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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20020That the Earth may be a Planet. Command of their Superiors, and (which
is very abſurd) even in natural Queſtions,
not to aſſent unto any thing, but what Au-
thority ſhall allow of.
3. A judging of things by Sence, rather
than by Diſcourſe and Reaſon:
a tying of
the meaning of Scripture, to the Letter of
and from thence concluding Philoſophi-
cal Points, together with an ignorance of
all thoſe grounds and probabilities in Aſtro-
nomy, upon which this Opinion is bottomed.
And this, in all likelihood, is the reaſon why
ſome Men, who in other things perhaps are
able Scholars, do write ſo vehemently againſt
and why the common People in general
do cry it down, as being abſurd and ridicu-
Under this head I might refer the op-
poſition of Mr.
Fuller, Al. Roſſ, & c.
But now, no prejudice that may ariſe from
the bare Authority of ſuch Enemies as theſe,
will be liable to ſway the judgment of an
indifferent conſidering Man;
and I doubt
not but that he who will throughly weigh
with himſelf theſe Particulars that are here
propounded, may find ſome ſatisfaction for
theſe Arguments, which are taken from the
ſeeming Novelty and Singularity of this

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