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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            ny of our Prodigies come to paſs, and the
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            People are willing to believe any thing, which
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            they may relate to others as a very ſtrange and
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            wonderful Event. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I doubt not but the Trojan
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            Palladium, the Roman Minerva, and our La-
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            dies Church at Loretto, with many ſacred Re-
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            liques preſerv'd by the Papiſts might drop
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            from the Moon as well as any of theſe.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0086-01" xlink:href="note-0086-01a" xml:space="preserve">Vide Guli.
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            Nubrigenſ.
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            de rebus.
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            Anglicæ.
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            lib. 1.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">But it may be again Objected, ſuppoſe there
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            were a Bullet ſhot up in that World, would
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            not the Moon run away from it; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">before it
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            could fall down, ſince the Motion of her Bo-
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            dy (being every day round our Earth) is far
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            ſwifter than the other, and ſo the Bullet muſt
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            be left behind, and at length fall down to us?
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            <s xml:space="preserve">To this I anſwer.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">If a Bullet could be ſhot ſo far till it
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            it came to the Circumference of thoſe things
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            which belong to our Centre, then it would
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            fall down to us.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Though there were ſome Heavy Body
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            a great Height in that Air, yet would the Mo-
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            tion of that Magnetical Globe to which it did
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            belong by an attractive Virtue, ſtill hold it
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            within its convenient diſtance, whether their
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            Earth moved or ſtood ſtill, yet would the
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            ſame Violence caſt a Body from it equally far.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">That I may the plainer expreſs my meaning,
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            I will ſet down this Diagram.</s>
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