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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            that ſhines upon them, muſt ſeem as Bright to
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            thoſe in the Moon, as if the beams were Im-
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            mediately Reflected from our Earth.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">When theſe Clouds that are Interpoſed,
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            are of any large Extention or great Opacity,
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            as it is in extraordinary laſting and great Rains,
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            then there muſt be ſome diſcernable alterati-
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            ons in the Light of our Earth; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But yet this
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            does not make it to differ from the Moon;
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            <s xml:space="preserve">ſince it is ſo alſo with that Planet, as is ſhew-
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            ed in the latter part of the next Chapter.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">That’tis probable there may be ſuch Meteors belong-
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            # ing to that World in the Moon, as there are
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            # with us.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">PLutarch Diſcuſſing this Point, Affirms, that
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            it is not neceſſary there ſhould bethe ſame
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            means of Growth and fructifying in both theſe
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            Worlds, ſince Nature might in her Policy find
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            out more ways than one, how to bring about
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            the ſame Effect. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But however, he thinks it is
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            Probable, that the Moon her ſelf ſendeth forth
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            warm Winds, and by the ſwiftneſs of her mo-
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            tion, there ſhould breath out a ſweet and com-
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            fortable Air, pleaſant Dews, and gentle moi-
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            ſture, which might ſerve for refreſhment and
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            nouriſhment of the Inhabitants and Plants in
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            that other World.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">But ſince they have all things alike with
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            us, as Sea and Land, and vaporous Air en-
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            compaſſing both, I ſhould rather therefore
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            think, that Nature there ſhould uſe the ſame</s>
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