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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            ſider how any Rugged Body would appear, be-
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            ing enlightned, you would eaſily conceive that
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            it muſt neceſſarily ſeem under ſome ſuch Gib-
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            bous unequal form, as the Moon is here repre-
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            ſented. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Now for the Infallibility of theſe ap-
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            pearances, I ſhall refer the Reader to that which
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            hath been ſaid in the Sixth Propoſition.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">But Gæſar la Galla affirms, that all theſe
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            appearances may conſiſt with a plainSuperficies,
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            if we ſuppoſe the parts of the Body to be ſome
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            of them Diaphanous, and ſome Opacous; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and
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            if you Object, that the Light which is convey'd
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            to any Diaphanous part in a plain Superficies,
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            muſt be by a continued Line, whereas here there
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            appear many brighter parts among the Obſcure
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            at ſome diſtance from the reſt. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">To this he
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            anſwers, it may ariſe from ſome Secret Con-
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            veyances and Channels within her Body, that
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            do conſiſt of a more Diaphanous matter, which
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            being covered over with an Opacous Superfi-
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            cies, the Light paſſing through them, may break
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            out a great way off; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">whereas the other parts
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            betwixt, may ſtill remain Dark. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Juſt as the
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            River Aretbuſa in Sicily, which runs under
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            ground for a great way, and afterwards breaks
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            out again. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But becauſe this is one of the cheifeſt
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            Fancies, whereby he thinks he hath fully an-
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            ſwered the Argument of this Opininion; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I will
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            therefore ſet down his anſwer in his own words
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            leſt the Reader might ſuſpect more in them,
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            than I have expreſſed. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Non eſt impoſſible cæcos
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            ductus diaphani & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">perſpicui corporis, ſed opacd
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            ſuperficie protendi, uſque in diapbanam aliquam ex
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            profundoin ſuperficiem emergentem partem, per quos
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            ductus lume inlongo poſt modum interſticio erumpat,</s>
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