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 Moon may be a World.
now, that neither of them hath any Patrons,
and therefore need no Confutation.
’Tis agreed upon by all ſides, that this
Planet receives moſt of her Light from the
but the cheif controverſie is, whether
or no ſhe hath any of her own?
The greater
Multitude affirm this.
Gardan amongſt the reſt
De Subt il,
lib. 4.
is very confident of it, and he thinks that if any
of us were in the Moon at the time of her
greateſt Eclipſe, Lunam aſpiceremus non ſecus ac
innumeris cereis ſplendidiſſimis accenſis atque in
eas oculis defixis cœcutiremus.
‘We ſhould
‘perceive ſo great a Brightneſs of our own,
‘that would blind us with the meer Sight, and
‘when ſhe is enlightned by the Sun, then no
‘Eagles Eye (if there were any there) is able
‘to look upon her.
This Gardan ſays, and he
does but ſay it, without bringing any Proof
for its Confirmation.
However I will ſet
down the Arguments that are uſually urged
for this Opinion, and they are taken either from
Scripture, or Reaſon;
from Scripture is urged
that Place, 1 Gor.
15. where it is ſaid, There
is one Glory of the Sun, and another Glory of the
Ulyſſes Albergettus urges that in Math. 24.
20. ἡ σελ{ήν}η {οὐ} δωσ{ετ} τὸ φέ{γγ} {ος} ἀυτῆς The Moon
ſhall not give her Light:
therefore (ſays he)
ſhe hath ſome of her own.
But to theſe we may eaſily Anſwer, that
the Glory and Light there ſpoken of, may be
ſaid to be hers, though it be derived, as you
may ſee in many other Inſtances.
The Arguments from Reaſon are taken ei-
1. From that Light which is Diſcern'd in

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