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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            by the ſame reaſon, may a brighter Vapour
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            be the cauſe of theſe appearances.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">But how probable ſoever this Opinion may
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            ſeem, yet if well conſider’d, you ſhall find it
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            altogether abſurd and impoſſible: </s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Theſe Stars were never ſeen there before,
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            and ’tis not likely, that a Vapour being hard
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            by us, can ſo multiply that Light, which could
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            not before be at all diſcern’d.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">This ſuppos’d Vapour cannot be either
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            contracted into a narrow compaſs, or dilated
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            into a broad. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">It could not be within a little
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            ſpace, for then that Star would not appear
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            with the ſame multiplyed Light to thoſe in
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            other Climates. </s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">It cannot be a dilated Va-
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            big as that; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">this Argument is the ſame in ef-
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            fect, with that of the Paralax, as you may ſee
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            in this Figure.</s>
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            Earth, CD to be the upper part of the high-
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            contracted Vapour, as G, or elſe a dilated one;</s>
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