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.
[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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176To the Reader general Opinion, Men do for the
moſt part reſt themſelves in the
ſuperficial knowledg of things, as
they ſeem at their firſt appearan-
ces, thinking they can ſay enough
to any Paradox, againſt which they
can urge the moſt obvious and eaſy
Objections;
and therefore ſeldom
or never ſearch into the depth of
theſe Points, or enter into any ſeri-
ous impartial examination of thoſe
grounds on which they are bot-
tom'd.
Which as it muſt needs be a
great hindrance to the proficiency
of all kind of Learning;
ſo more
eſpecially is it in this particular.
We might diſcern a greater come-
lineſs and order in this great Fa-
brick of the World, and more eaſily
underſtand the Appearances in A-
ſtronomy, if we could with indif-
ferency attend to what might be
ſaid for that Opinion of Copernicus,
which is here defended.

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