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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            ſo much of the Beſpotted, as there is of the En-
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            lightned parts, wherefore ’tis Probable, that
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            there is no ſuch thing at all, or elſe, that the
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            Brighter parts are the Sea.</s>
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            39.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
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            of its Superficies, ſeems better able to Reflect
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            the Sun-Beams than the Earth, which in moſt
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            Places is ſo full of Ruggedneſs of Graſs and
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            Trees, and ſuch like Impediments of Reflexion;
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            <s xml:space="preserve">and beſides, common Experience ſhews, that the
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            Water Shines with a greater and more Glori-
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            ous Brightneſs than the Earth; </s>
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            ſhould ſeem that the Spots are the Earth, and
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            the Brighter parts the Water. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But to the Firſt
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            it may be Anſwered.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
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            Conſequence, that becauſe ’tis ſo with us, there-
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            fore it muſt be ſo with the parts of the Moon,
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            for ſince there is ſuch a Difference betwixt
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            them in Divers other Reſpects, they may not
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            perhaps Agree in this.</s>
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            granted for a Truth. </s>
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            think, that the Superficies of the Sea and Land,
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            in ſo much of the World as is already Diſcover-
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            ed, is equal, and of the ſame Extenſion.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0081-01" xlink:href="note-0081-01a" xml:space="preserve">De Meteo.
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            ris. l. s. c. 1.
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            Art. 1.</note>
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            which incompaſſes theMoon, makes the Bright-
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            er parts of that Planet appear bigger than in
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            themſelves they are; </s>
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            though the Water be of a ſmooth Superficies,
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            and ſo may ſeem moſt fit to Reverberate the
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            Light, yet becauſe ’tis of a Perſpicuous Nature</s>
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