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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            Ariſtarchus, Philolæus, and Copernicus, with
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            many other later Writers, who aſſented unto
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            their Hypotheſis; </s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Rhelicus, David
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            Origanus Lansbergius, Guil. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Gilbert, and (iſ I
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            may believe Campanella) Innumeri alii Angli & </s>
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            Galli, Very many others, both Engliſh and
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            French, all who affirm’d our Earth to be one
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            of the Planets, and the Sun to be the Centre of
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            all, about which the Heavenly Bodies did
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            move. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And how horrid ſoever this may ſeem
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            at firſt, yet is it likely enough to be true, nor
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            is there any Maxim or Obſervation in Op-
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            ticks (ſaith Pena) that can diſprove it.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0072-03" xlink:href="note-0072-03a" xml:space="preserve">See the fe-
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            cond Book.
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            1 Prop.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Now iſ our Earth were one of the Planets,
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            (as it is according to them) then why may not
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            another of the Planets be an Earth.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus have I ſhewed you the Truth oſ this
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Before I proceed farther, ’tis
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            requiſite that I inform the Reader, what Me-
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            thod I ſhall follow in the proving of this chief
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            Aſſertion, that there is a World in the Moon.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">The Order by which I ſhall be guided, will
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            be, that which Ariſtotle uſes in his Book, De
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            Mundo, (if that Book were his.)</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Firſt, Πξι τμ άν alp2;</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">μτñ of thoſe chief parts
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            which are in it; </s>
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            real (as he doth there) ſince this doth not be-
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            long to the preſent Queſtion, but of the Sea
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            and Land, &</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Secondly, Πρτ άμτιυτ παυΠν, of
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            thoſe things which are Extrinſical to it, as the
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            Seaſons, Meteors, and Inhabitants.</s>
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