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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            <s xml:id="echoid-s904" xml:space="preserve">But, in my following Diſcourſe, I ſhall moſt
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            inſiſt on the Obſervation of Galilæus, the In-
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            ventor of that Famous Perſpective, whereby
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            we may diſcern the Heavens hard by us; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s905" xml:space="preserve">where-
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            by thoſe things which others have formerly
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            gueſt at, are manifeſted to the Eye, and plain-
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            ly diſcover’d beyond exception or doubt; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s906" xml:space="preserve">of
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            which admirable invention, theſe latter Ages of
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            the World may juſtly Boaſt, and for this, ex-
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            pect to be Celebrated by Poſterity. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s907" xml:space="preserve">’Tis re-
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            lated of Eudoxus, that he wiſhed himſelf burnt
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            with Phaeton, ſo he might ſtand over the Sun
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            to contemplate itsNature; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s908" xml:space="preserve">had he liv’d in theſe
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            days, he might have enjoyed his wiſh at an ea-
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            ſier rate, and ſcaling the Heavens by this Glaſs,
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            might plainly have diſcern’d what he ſo much
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            deſir’d. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s909" xml:space="preserve">Keplar conſidering thoſe ſtrange diſ-
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            coveries which this Perſpective had made,
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            could not chooſe but cry out in a Πρ ηοΠ ποΠΗα & </s>
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            Rapture of Admiration, O multiſcium & </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s911" xml:space="preserve">quo-
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              <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0070-01" xlink:href="note-0070-01a" xml:space="preserve">De macula
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            vis ſceptro pretioſus perſpicillum! an qui te dexte-
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            râ tenet, ille non dominus conſtituatur operum Dei?
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s912" xml:space="preserve">And Foannes Fabricius, an Elegant Writer,
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            ſpeaking oſ the ſame Glaſs, and for this In-
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            vention, preferring our Age beſore thoſe for-
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            mer Times of greater Ignorance, ſays thus; </s>
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            Adeo ſumus ſuperiors veteribus, ut quam illi car-
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            minis magici pronunciatu demiſſam repreſentâſſe
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            putantur, nos non tantum innocenter demittamus,
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            ſed etiam familiari quodam intuitu ejus quaſi con-
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            ditionem intueamur. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s914" xml:space="preserve">‘So much are we above
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            ‘ the Ancients, that whereas they were fain
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            ‘ by their Magical Charms to repreſent the
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            ‘ Moons approach, we cannot only bring her
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            ‘ lower with a greater Innocence, but may </s>
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