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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That the Earth may be a Planet.


That there is not any place in Holy Scrip-
# ture, from which (being rightly under-
# ſtood) we may infer the Diurnal Mo-
# tion of the Sun or Heavens.
IT were happy for us, if we could exempt
Scripture from Philoſophical Controver-
if we could be content to let it be per-
fect for that end unto which it was intended,
for a Rule of our Faith and Obedience;
not ſtretch it alſo to be a Judg of ſuch na-
tural Truths, as are to be found out by our
own induſtry and experience.
Though the
Holy Ghoſt could eaſily have given us a full
reſolution of all ſuch particulars;
yet he hath
Eccleſ. 3.
10, 11.
left this travel to the Sons of Men to be exerciſed
Mundum reliquit diſputationibus
that being buſied, for the moſt
part, in an inquiſition after the Creatures,
we might find the leſs leiſure to wait upon
our Luſt, or ſerve our more ſinful Incli-
But however, becauſe our Adverſaries ge-
nerally do ſo much inſult in thoſe Argu-
ments that may be drawn from hence;
more eſpecially, becauſe Pineda doth for this
in Eccleſ.
c. 1. v 4.
reaſon, with ſo many bitter and empty re-
proaches, revile our learned Countryman,

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