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.
Dr. Gilbert, in that renewing of this Opi-
nion, he omitted an anſwer to the Scripture-
Expreſſions:
therefore ’tis requiſite, That
in the proſecuting this Diſcourſe, we ſhould
lay down ſuch ſatisfaction, as may clear all
Doubts that may be taken thence:
eſpeci-
ally ſince the prejudice that may ariſe from
the miſapprehenſion of thoſe Scripture-
Phraſes, may much diſable the Reader from
looking on any other Argument, with an
equal and indifferent mind.
The places that ſeem to oppoſe this, are
of two kinds.
Firſt, Such as imply a Mo-
tion in the Heavens:
Or, ſecondly, ſuch as
ſeem to expreſs a Reſt and Immobility in the
Earth.
Thoſe of the firſt kind ſeem to bear in
them the cleareſt evidence, and therefore
are more inſiſted on by our Adverſaries.
They may be referred unto theſe three
Heads.
1. All thoſe Scriptures where there is any
mention made of the Riſing or Setting of the
Sun or Stars.
2. That Story in Joſhua, where the Sun
@@anding ſtill, is reckoned for a Miracle.
3. That other Wonder in the days of
Hezekiah, when the Sun went back ten de-
grees in the Dial of Ahaz, All which places
do ſeem to conclude, That the Diurnal Mo-
tion is cauſed by the Heavens.
To this I anſwer in general;
That the Holy Ghoſt, in theſe Scripture-
expreſſions, is pleaſed to accommodate him-

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