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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            God, from the beginning to the end. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5192" xml:space="preserve">Though
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            we may diſcern divers things in the World,
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            which may argue the infinite Wiſdom and
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            Power of the Author; </s>
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            ways ſome Particulars left for our diſpute
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            and enquiry, and we ſhall never be able,
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            with all our induſtry, to attain a perfect
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            comprehenſion of the Creatures, or to find
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            them wholly out, from the beginning to the
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s5195" xml:space="preserve">The Providence of God having thus con-
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              Sacr. Phi-
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            trived it, that ſo Man might look for ano-
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            ther Life after this, when all his longing
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            and thirſt ſhall be fully ſatisfied. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5196" xml:space="preserve">For ſince
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            no natural Appetite is in vain, it muſt ne-
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            ceſſarily follow, that there is a poſſibility of
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            attaining ſo much knowledg, as ſhall be com-
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            menſurate unto thoſe deſires; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5197" xml:space="preserve">which becauſe
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            it is not to be had in this World, it will
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            behove us then to expect and provide for
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            another.</s>
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