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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The Propositions that
are inſiſted on in this Diſcourſe.

PROP. I.

THat the ſeeming Novelty and Singularity
# of this Opinion, can be no ſufficient Rea-
# ſon to prove it Erroneus.

PROP. II.

That the places of Scripture, which ſeem to in-
# timate the Diurnal Motion of the Sun, or
# Heavens, are fairly capable of another in-
# terpretation.

PROP. III.

That the Holy Ghoſt, in many places of Scrip-
# ture, does plainly conform his Expreſſions to
# the Error of our Conceits, and does not ſpeak,
# of ſundry things as they are in themſelves, but
# as they appear unto us.

PROP. IV.

That divers learned men have fallen into great
# Abſurdities, whilſt they have looked for the
# Grounds of Philoſophy from the Words of
# Scripture.

PROP. V.

That the words of Scripture, in their proper

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