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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            of him in Sir Walter Rawleigh. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Their Reaſon
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            was this: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">becauſe in probability, this place
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            was not overflowed by the Flood, ſince there
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            were no Sinners there, which might draw that
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            Curſe upon it. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Nay, Toſtatus thinks, that the
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            Body of Enoch was kept there; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and ſome of
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            the Fathers, as Tertullian and Auſtin have af-
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            firmed, that the bleſſed Souls were reſerv’d in
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            that place till the day of Judgement, and
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            therefore ’tis likely that it was not overflow’d
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            by the Flood; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">it were eaſie to produce the
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            unanimous conſent of the Fathers, to prove
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            that Paradiſe is yet really exiſtent. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Any dili-
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            gent peruſer of them may eaſily obſerve how
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            they do generally interpret the Paradiſe where-
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            to Saint Paul was wrapt, and that wherein our
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            Saviour promiſed the Thieſ ſhould be with
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            him, to be locally the ſame where our firſt
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            Parents were baniſhed. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Now there cannot be
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            any place on Earth deſign’d where this
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            ſhould be: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and therefore ’tis not altogether
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            improbable that it was in this other World.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0143-01" xlink:href="note-0143-01a" xml:space="preserve">De Civit.
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            Dei. l. 22.
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            c. 16.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0143-02" xlink:href="note-0143-02a" xml:space="preserve">Mat. 25.
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            30.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0143-03" xlink:href="note-0143-03a" xml:space="preserve">Eph. 4. 9.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0143-04" xlink:href="note-0143-04a" xml:space="preserve">Rev.14.20.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0144-01" xlink:href="note-0144-01a" xml:space="preserve">De Morib.
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            div. l. 13. c.
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            24.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0144-02" xlink:href="note-0144-02a" xml:space="preserve">Cur ſilent
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            eracula.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0145-01" xlink:href="note-0145-01a" xml:space="preserve">SirW. Raw.
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            l.1.c. 3 ſect.
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            7.
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            In geneſ.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0145-02" xlink:href="note-0145-02a" xml:space="preserve">2 Eſdr.4.7.</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0145-03" xlink:href="note-0145-03a" xml:space="preserve">In Genef.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0146-01" xlink:href="note-0146-01a" xml:space="preserve">Comment.
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            in 2 Gen.
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            v. 8.
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            L. 1. c. 3.
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            ſect. 6. 7.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0146-02" xlink:href="note-0146-02a" xml:space="preserve">2 Cer.12.4.
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            Luke 23.
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            43.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">And beſides, ſince all Men ſhould have went
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            Naked if Adam had not Fell, ’tis requiſite
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            therefore that it ſhould be ſituated in ſome
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            ſuch place where it might be priviledged from
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            the Extremeties of Heat and Cold. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But now
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            this could not be (they thought) ſo conveni-
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            ently in any lower, as it might in ſome higher
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            Air. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For theſe and ſuch like Conſiderations
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            have ſo many affirm’d that Paradiſe was in a
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            high elevated place. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Which ſome have con-
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            ceived could be no where but in the Moon.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">For it could not be in the top of any Moun-
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            tain; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">nor can we think of any other Body ſe-</s>
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