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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[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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112100That the Moon may be a World. non aliam proſecto viſam iri probabile eſt, qua@
qualis modo viſatur lunaris globi ſpecies, ‘If you
‘conceive your ſelf to be in ſome ſuch high
‘Place, where you might Diſcern the whole
‘Globe of the Earth and Water, when it was
‘Enlightened by the Sun's Raies, ’tis Probable
‘it would then Appear to you in the ſame
‘Shape as the Moon doth now unto us.
Paulus Foſcarinus.
Terra nihil ali@d eſt quam@
11In epiſt. ad
altera Luna, vel Stella, taliſq;
nobis appareret, ſiex
convenienti elongatione eminus conſpiciretur, in
obſervari poſſent eadem aſpectuum varieta-
tes, quæ in Lunâ apparent.
The Earth is no-
thing elſe but another Moon or Star, and
would appear ſo unto us if it were beheld at a
Convenient Diſtance, with the ſame Changes,
and Varieties as there are in the Moon.
22Fræfat. ad
alſo Garolus Malapertius, whoſe words are
theſe, Terra hæc noſtra, ſi in luna conſtituti
eſſemus, ſplendida prorſus quaſi non ignobilis pla-
neta, nobis appareret.
‘If we were placed in
‘the Moon, and from thence beheld this Earth,
‘it would appear unto us very Bright, like one
‘of the Nobler Plannets.
Unto theſe doth
c.2. Art. 2.
Fromondus aſſent, when he ſays, Gredo equidem
quod ſi oculus quiſpiam in orbe lunari foret, globum
terræ &
aquæ inſtar ingentis ſyderis à ſole illuſtrem
‘I believe that this Globe of Earth
‘and Water would appear like ſome'great Star
‘to any one, who ſhould Look upon it from
‘the Moon.
Now this could not be, nor could
it ſhine ſo Remarkably, unleſs the Beams of
Light were Reflected from it.
And therefore
the ſame Fromundus expreſly holds, that the firſt
Region of Air is there Terminated, where

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