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.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">In which kind of Hypotheſis there will be a
            double difference of Motion. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The one cauſed
            by the different ſcituation of the Moon's Bo-
            dy in its own Eccentrick. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The other by the
            different ſcituation of the Moons Orb in the
            Earth's Eccentrick: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">which is ſo exactly an-
            ſwerable to the Motions and Appearances of
            this Planet, that from hence Lansbergius draws
            an Argument for this Syſtem of the Heavens,
            which in the ſtrength of his confidence he
            calls, Demonſtr ationem ’ζπιςηγεονιυUlot;</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ù, cui nullâ
            ratione poteſt contradici.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">4. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">As for the difference betwixt Winter
            and Summer; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">betwixt the number and length
            of Days, which appertain to each of thoſe
            Seaſons: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">the ſeeming motion of the Sun from
            one Sign to another in the Zodiack: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">All this
            may eaſily be ſolved, by ſuppoſing the Earth
            to move in an Eccentrical Orb about the Sun.
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus,</s>
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