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 Earth may be a Planet.
Command of their Superiors, and (which
is very abſurd) even in natural Queſtions,
not to aſſent unto any thing, but what Au-
thority ſhall allow of.
3. A judging of things by Sence, rather
than by Diſcourſe and Reaſon:
a tying of
the meaning of Scripture, to the Letter of
it;
and from thence concluding Philoſophi-
cal Points, together with an ignorance of
all thoſe grounds and probabilities in Aſtro-
nomy, upon which this Opinion is bottomed.
And this, in all likelihood, is the reaſon why
ſome Men, who in other things perhaps are
able Scholars, do write ſo vehemently againſt
it:
and why the common People in general
do cry it down, as being abſurd and ridicu-
lous.
Under this head I might refer the op-
poſition of Mr.
Fuller, Al. Roſſ, & c.
But now, no prejudice that may ariſe from
the bare Authority of ſuch Enemies as theſe,
will be liable to ſway the judgment of an
indifferent conſidering Man;
and I doubt
not but that he who will throughly weigh
with himſelf theſe Particulars that are here
propounded, may find ſome ſatisfaction for
theſe Arguments, which are taken from the
ſeeming Novelty and Singularity of this
Opinion.

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