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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That the Moon may be a World.
one Medium, and thereſore between thoſe
two Oppoſite Elements of Earth and Water,
it may ſeem more convenient to place only
the Air, which ſhall partake of Middle Qua-
lities different from both.
5. Fire does not ſeem ſo properly and di-
5rectly to be oppos'd to any thing as Ice;
and
if the one be not an Element, why ſhould the
other?
If you object that the Fire which we com-
monly uſe, does always tend upwards.
I an-
ſwer, This cannot prove that there is a natu-
ral place for ſuch an Element, ſince our Ad-
verſaries do grant, that culinary and elementary
Fire are of different kinds.
The one does
Burn, Shine, and Corrupt its Subjects;
the
other diſagrees from it in all theſe reſpects:
And therefore from the Aſcent of the one, we
cannot properly infer the Being or Scituation
of the other.
But for your further Satisfaction herein,
you may peruſe Gardan;
Foannes Pena that
Learned Frenchman, the Noble Tycho, with
divers others, who have purpoſely Handled
this Propoſition.
3. I might add a Third, viz. that there is no
3Muſick of the Spheres;
for if they be not
Solid, how can their Motion cauſe any ſuch
Sound as is Conceiv'd?
I do the rather meddle
with this, becauſe Plutarch ſpeaks as if a Man
might very conveniently hear that Harmony,
if he were an Inhabitant in the Moon.
But I
gueſs that he ſaid this out of Incogitancy, and
did not well conſider theſe neceſſary Conſe-
quences which depend upon his Opinion.
How-

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