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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8876That the Moon may be a World. 1[Figure 1]
Suppoſe this Earth was A, which was to
move in the Circle C.
D. and let the Bullet
be ſuppos'd at B.
within its proper Verge; I
ſay, whether this Earth did ſtand ſtill or move
ſwiftly towards D.
yet the Bullet would ſtill
keep at the ſame diſtance by reaſon of that mag-
netick Vertue of the Centre (if I may ſo ſpeak)
whereby all things within its Sphere are attra-
cted with it.
So that the Violence to the bul-
let, being nothing elſe but that whereby ’tis
remov’d from its Centre, therefore an equal
violence can carry a Body from its proper place,
but at an equal diſtance, whether or no this
Earth where its Centre is, does ſtand ſtill or
The Impartial Reader may find ſufficient ſa-
tisfaction for this, and ſuch other Arguments
as may be urg'd againſt the Motion of

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