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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            in hac terra, &</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s838" xml:space="preserve">c. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s839" xml:space="preserve">As if he had conceived the
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            Moon to be a great hollow Body, in the midſt
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            oſ whoſe Concavity, there ſhould be another
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            Globe oſ Sea and Land, inhabited by Men, as
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            as our Earth is. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s840" xml:space="preserve">Whereas it ſeems to be
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            more likely by the Relation of others, that
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            this Philoſophers Opinion is to be underſtood
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            in the ſame Senſe, as it is here to be prov’d.
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s841" xml:space="preserve">True indeed, the Father condemns this Aſſer-
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            tion as an equal Abſurdity to that of Anaxaga-
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            ras, who affirm’d the Snow to be black: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s842" xml:space="preserve">but
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            no wonder, for in the very next Chapter, it is
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            that he does ſo much deride the Opinion of
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            thoſe who thought there were Antipodes. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s843" xml:space="preserve">So
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            that his ignorance in that particular, may per-
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            haps diſable him from being a Competent
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            Judge in any other like point in Philoſophy. </s>
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            Upon theſe agreed Pythagoras, who thought
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            that our Earth was but one of the Planets
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            which mov’d round about the Sun, (as Ari-
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              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0065-01" xlink:href="note-0065-01a" xml:space="preserve">De Cælo.
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              l. 2. cap. 13.</note>
            ſtotle relates of him) and the Pythagoreans in
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            general did affirm, that the Moon was alſo Ter-
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            reſtrial, and that ſhe was Inhabited as this low-
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            er World; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s845" xml:space="preserve">That thoſe living Creatures and
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            Plants which are in her, exceed any of the
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            like kind, with us in the ſame proportion, as
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              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0065-02" xlink:href="note-0065-02a" xml:space="preserve">Plut. ibid.
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              cap. 30.</note>
            their Days are longer than ours, viz. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s846" xml:space="preserve">by 15.
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s847" xml:space="preserve">times. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s848" xml:space="preserve">This Pythagoras was eſteem’d by all of a
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            moſt Divine Wit, as appears eſpecially by his
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            valuation amongſt the Romans, who being com-
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            manded by the Oracle to erecta Statue to the
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            wiſeſt Græcian, the Senate determin’d Pythago-
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            ras to be meant, preferring him in their Judge-
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              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0065-03" xlink:href="note-0065-03a" xml:space="preserve">Plin. Nat.
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              Hiſt. l. 34,
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              cip. 6.</note>
            ment before the Divine Socrates, whom their
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            Gods pronounc’d the Wiſeſt. </s>
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