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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            wonder at the Blindneſs of our Anceſtors, who
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            were not able to Diſcern ſuch things, as ſeem
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            Plain and Obvious unto us, ſo will our Poſte-
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            rity, Admire our Ignorance in as Perſpicuous
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            matters.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0148-01" xlink:href="note-0148-01a" xml:space="preserve">Nat. Qu.
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            l.7.cap. 25.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">In the firſt Ages of the World the Iſlanders
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            thought themſelves either to be the only dwel-
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            lers upon Earth, or elſe if there were any
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            other, they could not poſſibly conceive how
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            they might have any Commerce with them,
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            being ſever’d by the deep and broad Sea.
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But after times found out the Invention of
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            Ships, in which notwithſtanding, none but
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            ſome bold, daring Men durſt venture, accor-
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            ding to that of the Tragœdian.</s>
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          <note position="right" xml:space="preserve">Sen. Med.
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          act. 1.
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          Vide hora
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          Od. 3.
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          Fuvenal.
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          ſat. 12.
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          Claud.
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          præf. ad 1.
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          lib. de rap.
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          Preſer.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Audax nimium qui freta primus</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Rate tam fragili perfida rupit.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Too bold was he, who in a Ship ſo frail,
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            Firſt ventur’d on the treacherous Waves to ſail.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">And yet now, how eaſie a thing is this even
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            to a timorous and cowardly Nature? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And
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            queſtionleſs, the Invention of ſome other
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            means for our Conveyance to the Moon, can-
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            not ſeem more incredible to us, than this did
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            at firſt to them, and therefore we have no juſt
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            reaſon to be diſcouraged in our hopes of the
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            like ſucceſs.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Yea, but (you will ſay) th@re can be no ſai-
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            ling thither, unleſs that were true which the
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            Poets do but feign, that ſhe made her Bed in
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            the Sea. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">We have not now any Drake, or
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            Columbus to Undertake this Voyage, or any
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            Dædalus to Invent a Conveyance through the
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            Air.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">I Anſwer, Though we have not, yet why</s>
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