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.
would become of that mutual Commerce,
whereby the World is now made but as one
Voſq; mediis in aquis Stellæ, pelagoq; timendo,
Decretum monſtratis iter, totiq;
Legibus inventis hominum, commercia mundo.
’Tis you bright Stars, that in the fearful Sea
Does guide the Pilot through his purpos’d way.
’Tis your direction that doth Commerce give,
With all thoſe Men that thro’ the World do live.
2. As this Science is thus profitable in theſe
and many other reſpects:
ſo likewiſe is it
equally pleaſant.
The Eye (ſaith the Phi-
loſopher) is the ſenſe of Pleaſure, and
there are no delights ſo pure and immate-
rial, as thoſe which enter through that
Now to the Underſtanding, which
is the Eye of the Soul, there cannot be any
fairer proſpect, than to view the whole Frame
of Nature, the Fabrick of this great Vni-
verſe, to diſcern that order and comelineſs
which there is in the magnitude, ſituation, mo-
Wiſd. 7.
18, 19.
tion of the ſeveral parts that belong unto it;
to ſee the true cauſe of that conſtant varie-
ty and alteration which there is in the diffe-
rent Seaſons of the Year.
All which muſt
needs enter into a Man’s thoughts, with a
great deal of ſweetneſs and complacency.

And therefore it was that Julius Cæſar, in
the Broils and Tumult of the Camp, made
choice of his delight:

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