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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            on enough, to ſay, ’tis Plato’s. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s861" xml:space="preserve">However, for
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            the ſirſt part of this Aſſertion, it was aſſented
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            unto by many others, and by Reaſon oſ the
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            Groſſneſs and inequality of this Planet, ’twas
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            frequently call’d quaſi terra cœleſtis, as being
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              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0067-01" xlink:href="note-0067-01a" xml:space="preserve">De facie
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              Lunæ.</note>
            eſteem’d the Sedement, and more imperfect
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            part of thoſe purer Bodies; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s862" xml:space="preserve">you may ſee this
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            Prov’d by Plutarch, in that delightful Work
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              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0067-02" xlink:href="note-0067-02a" xml:space="preserve">Inſtit. ad
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              diſcp. Plat.
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              Cœl. Rho-
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              dig. l. I c.4.</note>
            which he properly made for the Conſirmation
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            of this particular. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s863" xml:space="preserve">With him agreed Alcinous
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            and Plotinus, later Writers.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s865" xml:space="preserve">Thus Lucian alſo in his Diſcourſe of a Jour-
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            ney to the Moon, where though he does ſpeak
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            many things out of Mirth and in a jeſting man-
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            ner: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s866" xml:space="preserve">yet in the beginning of it he does inti-
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            mate that it did contain ſome ſerious Truths
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            concerning the real Frame oſ the Univerſe.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s868" xml:space="preserve">The Cardinal Guſanus and Fornandus Brunus
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              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0067-03" xlink:href="note-0067-03a" xml:space="preserve">Cuſa. de
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              doct.ign. l. 2.
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              cap. 12.</note>
            held a particular World in every Star, and
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            therefore one of them Deſigning our Earth, he
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            ſays, it is Stella quædam nobilis, quæ lunam & </s>
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            calorem & </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s870" xml:space="preserve">influentiam babet aliam, & </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s871" xml:space="preserve">diverſam
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            ab omnibus aliis ſtellis; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s872" xml:space="preserve">‘A Noble Star, having
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            ‘ a diſtinct Light, Heat, and Infiuence from
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              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0067-04" xlink:href="note-0067-04a" xml:space="preserve">Philoſ.
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              Epicur.
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              part. 434.</note>
            ‘ all the reſt. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s873" xml:space="preserve">Unto this Nichol. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s874" xml:space="preserve">Hill, a Coun-
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            try Man of ours, was enclin’d, when he ſaid,
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            Aſtrea terræ natura probabilis eſt: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s875" xml:space="preserve">‘That ’tis
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            ‘ probable the Earth hath a Starry Nature.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s877" xml:space="preserve">But the Opinion which I have here deliver’d
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              <note symbol="a" position="right" xlink:label="note-0067-05" xlink:href="note-0067-05a" xml:space="preserve">In Theſi.
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              bus.</note>
            was more directly prov’d by Mæſlin,
              <note symbol="b" position="right" xlink:label="note-0067-06" xlink:href="note-0067-06a" xml:space="preserve">Diſſerta-
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              tio cum
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              Nunc.</note>
              <note symbol="c" position="right" xlink:label="note-0067-07" xlink:href="note-0067-07a" xml:space="preserve">Nuncius
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              Syderius.</note>
            Keplar, Galileus, each of them late Writers, and famous Men for their ſingular Skill in A-
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            ftronomy. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s878" xml:space="preserve">Keplar calls this World by the Name
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            of Levania, from the Hebrew Word תגב
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            ל,
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            which ſigniſies the Moon, and our Earth by
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              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0067-08" xlink:href="note-0067-08a" xml:space="preserve">Somn. Aſtr.</note>
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