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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That the Earth may be a Planet.
humane Affairs, calls them, the VVorks
Eccleſ. 1.
14, &c.
which are done under the Sun.
From whence
it appears, that the Earth is below it;
therefore nearer to the Centre of the Uni-
verſe than the Sun.
I anſwer : Though the Sun, in compari-
ſon to the abſolute Frame of the World, be
in the midſt;
yet this does not hinder, but
that in reſpect to our Earth, he may be tru-
ly ſaid to be above it, becauſe we uſually
meaſure the height or lowneſs of any thing,
by its being further off, or nearer unto this
Centre of our Earth.
From which, ſince
the Sun is ſo remote, it may properly be af-
firmed, that we are under it ;
though not-
withſtanding that be in the Centre of the
A ſecond Argument of the ſame kind, is
urged by Fromondus.
’Tis requiſite, that Hell (which is in the
Antar. c.
12. item
Centre of the Earth) ſhould be moſt re-
motely ſcituated from the Seat of the Bleſ-
But now this Heaven, which is the
Seat of the Bleſſed, is concentrical to the
ſtarry Sphere.
And therefore it will ſollow,
that our Earth muſt be in the midſt of this
and ſo conſequently in the Centre
of the World.
I anſwer : This Argument is grounded
upon theſe uncertainties ;
1. That Hell muſt needs be ſcituated in
the Centre of our Earth.
2. That the Heaven of the Bleſſed, muſt
needs be concentrical to that oſ the Stars.

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