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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            nets about it; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1542" xml:space="preserve">and amongſt theſe, Venus (it may
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            be) beſtows a more eſpecial brightneſs, ſince
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            Galilæus hath plainly diſcern’d, ſhe that ſuffers
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            the ſame increaſes and decreaſes, as the Moon
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            hath, and ’tis probable that this may be per-
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            ceived there, without the help of a Glaſs, be-
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            cauſe they are far nearer it than we. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1543" xml:space="preserve">When
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            Venus (ſaith Keplar) lies down in her Perige,
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            or lower part of her ſuppos’d Epicycle, then
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            is ſhe in Conjunction with her Husband the
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            Sun, from whom after ſhe hath departed for
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            the ſpace of ten months, ſhe gets plenum ute-
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            rum, and is in the Full.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1545" xml:space="preserve">But you’l reply, though Venus may beſtow
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            ſome light when ſhe is over the Moon, and in
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            Conjunction, yet being in Oppoſition ſhe is
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            not viſible to them, and what ſhall they then
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            do for Light?</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1547" xml:space="preserve">I anſwer, then they have none, nor doth this
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            make ſo great a difference betwixt thoſe two
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            Hemiſpheres, as there is with us, betwixt the
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            places under the Poles, and the Line. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1548" xml:space="preserve">And
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            beſides,’tis conſiderable, that there are two kind
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            of Planets.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1550" xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1551" xml:space="preserve">Primary, ſuch whoſe proper Circles do
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            encompaſs the Body of the Sun, whereof there
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            are Six, Saturn, Fupiter, Mars, Geres, or the
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            Earth, Venus, Mercury. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1552" xml:space="preserve">As in the Frontiſpiece.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1554" xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1555" xml:space="preserve">Secondary, ſuch whoſe proper Circles
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            are not about the Sun, but ſome of the other
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            primary Planets. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1556" xml:space="preserve">Thus are there two about
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            Saturn, four about Fupiter, and thus likewiſe
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            does the Moon encompaſs our Earth. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1557" xml:space="preserve">Now
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            ’tis probable that theſe leſſer ſecondary Pla-
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            nets, are not ſo accomodated with all </s>
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