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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That the Earth may be a Planet.


That this Hypotheſis is exactly agreeable to
common appearances.

IT hath been already proved, that the Earth
is capable of ſuch a ſcituation and moti-
on, as this Opinion ſuppoſes it to have.
remains, that in the laſt place, we ſhew how
agreeable this would be unto thoſe ordinary
ſeaſons of Days, Months, Years, and all
other appearances in the Heavens.
1. As for the difference betwixt Days and
’tis evident, That this may be cau-
ſed as well by the Revolution of the Earth,
as the Motion of the Sun;
ſince the Heavenly
Bodies muſt needs ſeem after the ſame man-
ner to Riſe and Set, whether or no they
themſelves by their own Motion do paſs by
our Horizon and Vertical Point;
or whether
our Horizon and Vertical Point, by the Revo-
lution of our Earth, do paſs by them.
cording to that of Ariſtotle, {οὐ}υιν μιάφέρ{ει} De Cælo,
lib, 2. c. 8.
{κι}ν{εἶ}ν τη;
ν ὅψιν το ὸρώμενον There will not
appear any difference, whether or no the
Eye be moved from the Object, or the Ob-
ject from the Eye.
And therefore I cannot
chuſe but wonder that a Man of any Reaſon

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