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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363183That the Earth may be a Planet.
Media inter prælia ſemper,
Stellarum, Cœliq;
plagis, ſuperiſq; vacavit.
He always leiſure found, amidſt his Wars,
To mark the Coaſts of Heav’n, &
learn the ſtars.
And for this reaſon likewiſe did Seneca,
amidſt the continual noiſe and busſle of the
Court, betake himſelf to this Recreation:
O quam juvabat, quo nihil majus, parens
Natura gennit, operis immenſi artifex,
Cœlum intueri Solis, &
curros ſacros
motus, Solis alternas vices,
Pheobes, Aſtra quem cingunt vaga
fulgens ætheris magni decus. O what a pleaſure was it to ſurvay
Natures chief Work, the Heavens;
where we may
View the alternate Courſes of the Sun,
The ſacred Chariots, how the World does run;
The Moons bright Orb, when ſhe’s attended by
Thoſe ſcattered ſtars, whoſe light adorns the sky.
And certainly thoſe eminent Men, who
have this way beſtowed a great part of their
imploiment, ſuch as were Ptolomy, Julius Cæ-
ſar, Alphonſus King of Spain, the Noble Ty-
cho, &
c. have not only by this means pitched
upon that which for the preſent was a more
ſolid kind of pleaſure and contentment, but
alſo a ſurer way to propagate their memo-
ries unto future Ages.
Thoſe great

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