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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The Epiſtle to the Reader.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">To remember that I promiſe only pro-
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            bable Arguments for the Proof of this Opini-
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            on, and therefore you muſt not look that every
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            Conſequence ſhould be of an undeniable De-
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            pendance, or that the Truth of each Argu-
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            ment ſhould be Meaſured by its Neceſſity. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I
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            grant, that ſome Aſtronomical Appearances
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            may poſſibly be ſolved otherwiſe than here
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            they are. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But the thing I aim at is this,
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            that probably they may be ſo Solved, as I
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            have here ſet them down: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Which, if it be
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            granted ( as I think it muſt) then I doubt
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            not, but the indifferent Reader will find
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            ſome Satisfaction in the main thing that is
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            to be Proved.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Many Ancient Philoſophers of the better
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            Note, have formerly defended this Aſſertion,
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            which I have here laid down; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and it were
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            to be wiſhed, that ſome of us would more ap-
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            ply our Endeavors unto the Examination of
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            theſe Old Opinions, which though they have
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            for a long time lain neglected by others, yet
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            in them may you find many Truths well wor-
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            thy your Pains and Obſervation. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis a
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            falſe Conceit for us to think, that amongſt the
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            Ancient Variety and ſearch of Opinions, the beſt
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            hath ſtill prevailed. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Time (ſaith the Lear-
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            ned Verulam) ſeems to be of the Nature of
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            a River or Stream, which carrieth down to
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            us that which is Light or blown up, but ſink-</s>
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