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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          <head xml:space="preserve">To the Reader.</head>
            <s xml:space="preserve">NOt to trouble you with an
            Invective againſt thoſe mul-
            titudes of Pamphlets which
            are every day preſt into the World;
            <s xml:space="preserve">or an Apologie, why this was pub-
            liſhed amongſt the reſt (the uſual
            Matter for ſuch kind of Epiſtles): </s>
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            Let me in brief preadmoniſh you
            ſomething concerning the chief
            Scope and Manner of this follow-
            ing Diſcourſe.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis not the purpoſe of it, to
            ſet down an exact Treatiſe of this
            kind of Aſtronomy; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but rather to
            remove thoſe common Prejudices,
            which uſually deter Men from tak-
            ing any Argument tending this way,
            into their conſiderations. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For we
            may obſerve, that in thoſe Points
            which are cried down by the more</s>