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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            mentum deſumptum ex paralaxi, non eſt efficax,
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            aut ſi eſt efficax, eorum inſtrumentorum uſum de-
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            cipere, vel ratione aſtri, vel medii, vel diſtantiæ,
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            aut ergo erat in ſuprema parte aeris, aut ſi in cælo,
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            tum forſan factum erat ex reflectione radiorum Sa-
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            turni & </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1629" xml:space="preserve">Foves, qui tunc in conjunctione fuerant.
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1630" xml:space="preserve">‘ Either the Argument from the Paralax is
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            ‘ not efficacious, or if it be, yet the uſe of the
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            ‘ Inſtruments might deceive, either in regard
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            ‘ of the Star, or the Medium, or the diſtance,
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            ‘ and ſo this Comet might be in the upper Re-
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            ‘ gions of the Air; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1631" xml:space="preserve">or if it were in the Hea-
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            ‘ vens, there it might be produc’d by the Re-
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            ‘ flection of the Rays from Saturn and Fupiter,
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            ‘ who were then in Conjunction. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1632" xml:space="preserve">You ſee
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            what ſhifts he is driven to, how he runs up
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            and down to many ſtartling Holes, that he may
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            find ſome ſhelter, and inſtead of the ſtrength
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            of reaſon, he anſwers with a multitude of
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            Words, thinking (as the Proverb is) that he
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            may uſe Hail, when he hath no Thunder. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1633" xml:space="preserve">Ni-
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            hil turpius (ſaith Seneca) dubio & </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1634" xml:space="preserve">incerto, pedem
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              <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0126-01" xlink:href="note-0126-01a" xml:space="preserve">Epiſt. 95.</note>
            modo referente, modo producente. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1635" xml:space="preserve">‘What can
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            ‘ there be more unſeemly in one that ſhould
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            ‘ be a fair diſputant, than to be now here, now
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            ‘ there, and ſo uncertain, that one cannot tell
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            ‘ where to find him? </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1636" xml:space="preserve">He thinks there are not Cc-
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            mets in the Heavens, becauſe there may be
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            many other reaſons of ſuch appearances; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1637" xml:space="preserve">but
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            what he knows not; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1638" xml:space="preserve">perhaps, he ſays, that Ar-
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            gument from the Paralax is not ſufficient, or if
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            it be, then there may be ſome deceit in the
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              <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0126-02" xlink:href="note-0126-02a" xml:space="preserve">Vide Gali-
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              læum. Syſt.
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              muudi col-
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              loq. 3.</note>
            Obſervation. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1639" xml:space="preserve">To this I may ſafely ſay, that he
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            may juſtly be accounted a weak Methematician
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            who miſtruſts the ſtrength of this Argument;</s>
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