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.
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          <head xml:space="preserve">PROP. V.</head>
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          ction, does not any where affirm the
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          Immobility of the Earth.</head>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">THe ſame Anſwer which was inſiſted on
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            before, concerning the conformity of
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            Scripture-expreſſions, to Mens capacity and
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            common opinion, may well enough ſatisfy
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            all thoſe Arguments, which ſeem thence to
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            affirm the Earth's ſetledneſs and immobili-
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            ty; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſince this is as well agreeable to out-
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            ward appearance, and vulgar apprehenſion,
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            as the other.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">But now, for more full ſatisfaction, I
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            ſhall ſet down the particular places that are
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            urged for it; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">which being throughly exa-
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            mined, we may plainly diſcern, that none
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            of them, in their proper meaning, will ſerve
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            to infer any ſuch concluſion.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">One of theſe ſayings, is that of the
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            Preacher, Eccleſ. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">4. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">One Generation com-
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            eth, and another paſſeth, but the Earth en-
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            dureth for ever; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">where the original word is,
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            תרטע, and the vulgar, ſtat; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">from whence
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            our
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            Adverſaries conclude, that it is im-moveable.</s>
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            Sacr. Phil.
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            c.ip. 62.</note>
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            Miſcell.
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            l.1.c.15</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0246-03" xlink:href="note-0246-03a" xml:space="preserve">Pineda,
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            Cimment.
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            inlicum.</note>
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