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

Table of contents

< >
[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.
[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.
< >
page |< < (183) of 370 > >|
    <echo version="1.0RC">
      <text xml:lang="en" type="free">
        <div xml:id="echoid-div339" type="section" level="1" n="67">
          <pb o="183" file="0363" n="363" rhead="That the Earth may be a Planet."/>
          <p style="it">
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5507" xml:space="preserve">Media inter prælia ſemper,
              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0363-01" xlink:href="note-0363-01a" xml:space="preserve">Lucan.
            Stellarum, Cœliq; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5508" xml:space="preserve">plagis, ſuperiſq; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5509" xml:space="preserve">vacavit.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5510" xml:space="preserve"/>
          <p style="it">
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5511" xml:space="preserve">He always leiſure found, amidſt his Wars,
            To mark the Coaſts of Heav’n, & </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5512" xml:space="preserve">learn the ſtars.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5513" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5514" xml:space="preserve">And for this reaſon likewiſe did Seneca,
            amidſt the continual noiſe and busſle of the
            Court, betake himſelf to this Recreation:</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5515" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5516" xml:space="preserve">O quam juvabat, quo nihil majus, parens
            Natura gennit, operis immenſi artifex,
            Cœlum intueri Solis, & </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5517" xml:space="preserve">curros ſacros
            Mundiq; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5518" xml:space="preserve">motus, Solis alternas vices,
            Orbemq; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5519" xml:space="preserve">Pheobes, Aſtra quem cingunt vaga
            Lateq; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5520" xml:space="preserve">fulgens ætheris magni decus.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5521" xml:space="preserve">O what a pleaſure was it to ſurvay
            Natures chief Work, the Heavens; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5522" xml:space="preserve">where we may
            View the alternate Courſes of the Sun,
            The ſacred Chariots, how the World does run;
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5523" xml:space="preserve">The Moons bright Orb, when ſhe’s attended by
            Thoſe ſcattered ſtars, whoſe light adorns the sky.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5524" xml:space="preserve">And certainly thoſe eminent Men, who
            have this way beſtowed a great part of their
            imploiment, ſuch as were Ptolomy, Julius Cæ-
            ſar, Alphonſus King of Spain, the Noble Ty-
            cho, &</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5525" xml:space="preserve">c. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5526" xml:space="preserve">have not only by this means pitched
            upon that which for the preſent was a more
            ſolid kind of pleaſure and contentment, but
            alſo a ſurer way to propagate their memo-
            ries unto future Ages. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s5527" xml:space="preserve">Thoſe great </s>