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.
[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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24666That the Earth may be a Planet.
That the Scripture, in its proper conſtru-
ction, does not any where affirm the
Immobility of the Earth.
THe ſame Anſwer which was inſiſted on
before, concerning the conformity of
Scripture-expreſſions, to Mens capacity and
common opinion, may well enough ſatisfy
all thoſe Arguments, which ſeem thence to
affirm the Earth's ſetledneſs and immobili-
ſince this is as well agreeable to out-
ward appearance, and vulgar apprehenſion,
as the other.
But now, for more full ſatisfaction, I
ſhall ſet down the particular places that are
urged for it;
which being throughly exa-
mined, we may plainly diſcern, that none
of them, in their proper meaning, will ſerve
to infer any ſuch concluſion.
One of theſe ſayings, is that of the
Sacr. Phil.
c.ip. 62.
Preacher, Eccleſ.
1. 4. One Generation com-
eth, and another paſſeth, but the Earth en-
dureth for ever;
where the original word is,
תרטע, and the vulgar, ſtat;
from whence
our Adverſaries conclude, that it is moveable.
I anſwer: The meaning of the word, as
it is here applied, is permanet;
or as

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