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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            tre of the Moon, than the outward Circumfe-
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            rence of the enlightned part. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But the Moon
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            being in the Full; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">then does it ſeem to receive
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            theſe Stars within its Limb.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">4. </s>
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            the firſt day of her Change, when ſo much as
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            appears enlightned, cannot be above the 80 part
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            of her Diameter, yet then will the Horns
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            ſeem at leaſt to be of a Fingers breadth in Ex-
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            tenſion. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve"># Which could not be, unleſs the Air
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            about it were illuminated.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">5. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis obſerv'd, in the Solary Eclipſes, that
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            there is ſometimes a great Trepidation about
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            the Body of the Moon, from which we may
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            likewife argue an Atmo-ſphæra, ſince we can-
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            not well conceive what ſo probable a cauſe
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            there ſhould be of ſuch an appearance as this,
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            Quod radii Solares à vaporibus Lunam ambien-
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            tibus fuerint interciſi, that the Sun beams were
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            broken and refracted by the Vapours that en-
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            compaſſed the Moon.</s>
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            Roſ. Vrſ. l.
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            4. pars. 2.
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            c. 27.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">6. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I may add the like Argument taken from
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            another Obſervation, which will be eaſily try-
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            ed and granted. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">When the Sun is Eclipſed,
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            we diſcern the Moon as ſhe is in her own na-
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            tural bigneſs; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but then ſhe appears ſomewhat
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            leſs than when ſhe is in the Full, though ſhe
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            be in the ſame place of her ſuppos'd Excen-
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            trick and Epicycle; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and therefore Tycho hath
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            Calculated a Table for the Diameter of the di-
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            vers New Moons. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But now there is no reaſon
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            ſo probable, to ſalve this appearance, as to
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            place an Orb of thicker Air, near the Body
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            of that Planet, which may be enlightned by
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            the reſlected Beams, and through which the</s>
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