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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That the Moon may be a World.
that ſhines upon them, muſt ſeem as Bright to
thoſe in the Moon, as if the beams were Im-
mediately Reflected from our Earth.
2. When theſe Clouds that are Interpoſed,
are of any large Extention or great Opacity,
as it is in extraordinary laſting and great Rains,
then there muſt be ſome diſcernable alterati-
ons in the Light of our Earth;
But yet this
does not make it to differ from the Moon;
ſince it is ſo alſo with that Planet, as is ſhew-
ed in the latter part of the next Chapter.

PROP. XII.

That’tis probable there may be ſuch Meteors belong-
# ing to that World in the Moon, as there are
# with us.
PLutarch Diſcuſſing this Point, Affirms, that
it is not neceſſary there ſhould bethe ſame
means of Growth and fructifying in both theſe
Worlds, ſince Nature might in her Policy find
out more ways than one, how to bring about
the ſame Effect.
But however, he thinks it is
Probable, that the Moon her ſelf ſendeth forth
warm Winds, and by the ſwiftneſs of her mo-
tion, there ſhould breath out a ſweet and com-
fortable Air, pleaſant Dews, and gentle moi-
ſture, which might ſerve for refreſhment and
nouriſhment of the Inhabitants and Plants in
that other World.
But ſince they have all things alike with
us, as Sea and Land, and vaporous Air en-
compaſſing both, I ſhould rather therefore
think, that Nature there ſhould uſe the ſame

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