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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            only one ſmall part of her Body enlightned,
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            then the Earth B will have ſuch a part of its
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            viſible Hemiſphere darkned, as is proportio-
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            nable to that part of the Moon which is en-
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            lightned; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and as for ſo much of the Moon, as
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            the Sun-Beams cannot reach unto, it receives
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            Light from a proportional part of the Earth
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            which ſhines upon it, as you may plainly per-
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            <s xml:space="preserve">You ſee then that Agreement and Simili-
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            tude which there is betwixt our Earth and the
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            Moon. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Now the greateſt difference which
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            makes them unlike, is this, that the Moon en-
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            lightens our Earth round about, whereas our
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            Earth gives Light to that Hemiſphere of the
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            Moon which is viſible unto us, as may be cer-
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            tainly gather’d from the conſtant appearance
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            of the ſame ſpots, which could not thus come
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            to paſs, if the Moon had ſuch a Diurnal mo-
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            tion about its own Axis, as perhaps our
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            Earth hath. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And though ſome ſuppoſe her
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            to move in an Epicycle, yet this doth not ſo
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            turn her Body round, that we may diſcern
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            both Hemiſpheres; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">for according to that Hy-
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            potheſis (ſay they) the Motion of her Eccen-
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            centrick doth turn her Face towards us, as
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            much as the other doth from us.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">But now, if any Queſtion what they do for
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            a Moon who live in the upper part of her Bo-
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            dy? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I anſwer, the ſolving of this, is the moſt
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            uncertain and difficult thing that I know of,
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            concerning this whole matter. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But yet unto me
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            this ſeems a probable Conjecture.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">That the upper Hemiſphere of the Moon
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            doth receive a ſufficient Light from thoſe Pla-</s>
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