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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[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.]
[61. PROP. VII. Tis probable that the Sun is in the Gentre of the World.]
[62. PROP. VIII. That there is not any ſufficient reaſon to prove the Earth incapable of thoſe mo-tions which Copernicus aſcribes un-to it.]
[63. Provebimur portu, terræque, verbeſq; recedunt.]
[64. PROP. IX. That it is more probable the Earth does move, than the Sun or Heavens.]
[65. PROP. X. That this Hypotheſis is exactly agreeable to common appearances.]
[66. Quicunq; ſolam mente præcipiti petit]
[67. Brevem replere non valentis ambitum, # Pudebit aucti nominis.]
[68. FINIS.]
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PROP. VII.

That thoſe Spots and brighter Parts, which by
our Sight may be diſtinguiſbed in the Moon, do
ſhew the difference betwixt the Sea and Land in
that other World.

PROP. VIII.

That the Spots repreſents the Sea, and the
brighter parts the Land.

PROP. IX.

That there are bigh Mountains, deep Vallies,
and ſpacious plains in the Body of the Moon.

PROP. X.

That there is an Atmo-ſphæra, or an Orb of
groſs Vaporous Air, immediately encompaſſing the
Body of the Moon.

PROP. XI.

That as their World is our Moon, ſo our World
is their Moon.

PROP. XII.

That ’tis probable there may be ſuch Meteors
belonging to that World in the Moon, as there are
with us.

PROP. XIII.

That ’tis probable there may be Inhabitants in
this other World;
but of what kind they are, is
uncertain.

PROP. XIV.

That ’tis poſſible for ſome of our Poſterity to
find out Gonveyance to this other World, and if
there be Inhabitants there, to have Commerce
with them.

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