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.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis obſerv'd, that the Suns total Eclip-
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            ſes, when there is no part of his Body diſcern-
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            able, yet there does not always follow ſo great
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            a darkneſs, as might be expected from his to-
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Now ’tis probable, that the rea-
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            ſon is, becauſe theſe thicker Vapours, being
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            Enlightned by his Beams, do convey ſome
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            Light unto us, notwithſtanding the Interpoſiti-
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            on of the Moon betwixt his Body and our
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            <s xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">This likewife is by ſome gueſt to be the
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            Reaſon of the Crepuſculum, or that light which
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            we have before the Suns Rifing.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Now, if there be ſuch Evaporations from
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            the Sun, much more then from the Moon,
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            which does conſiſt of a more groſs and impure
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            ſubſtance. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The other Arguments are taken
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            from ſeveral Obſervations in the Moon her
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            ſelf, and do more directly tend to the Proof
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis obſerv'd, that ſo much of the Moon
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            as is enlightned, is always part of her bigger
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            Circle, than that which is darker. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The fre-
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            quent Experience of others hath prov'd this,
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            and an eaſie Obſervation may quickly confirm
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            <s xml:space="preserve">But now this cannot proceed from any
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            other cauſe ſo probable, as from this Orb of
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            Air; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">eſpecially when we confider how that
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            Planet ſhining with a borrow'd Light, doth
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            not ſend forth any ſuch Rays as may make her
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            Appearance bigger than her Body.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">When the Moon, being half enlightned,
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            begins to cover any Star, if the Star be towards
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            the obſcurer part, then may it by the Perſpe-
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            ctive be diſcern'd, to be nearer unto the Cen-</s>
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