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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            perpetual veſtal Fire; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2671" xml:space="preserve">by which he did repre-
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            ſent the Sun in the Centre of the World.
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2672" xml:space="preserve">All theſe Men were in their ſeveral times of
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            ſpecial Note, as well for their extraordinary
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            Learning as for this Opinion.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2674" xml:space="preserve">’Tis conſiderable, that ſince this Science of
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              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0193-01" xlink:href="note-0193-01a" xml:space="preserve">4 Conſid.</note>
            Aſtronomy hath been rais’d to any perfection,
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            there have been many of the beſt skill in it,
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            that have aſſented unto that aſſertion which
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            is here defended. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2675" xml:space="preserve">Amongſt whom was the
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            Cardinal Cuſanus, but more eſpecially Coper-
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              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0193-02" xlink:href="note-0193-02a" xml:space="preserve">De doctà
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              ignor. lib. 2
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              cap. 12.</note>
            nicus, who was a Man very exact and dili-
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            gent in theſe ſtudies for above 30 years toge-
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            ther, from the year 1500 to 1530, and up-
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            wards: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2676" xml:space="preserve">And ſince him, moſt of the beſt A-
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            ſtronomers have been of his ſide. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2677" xml:space="preserve">So that
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            now, there is ſcarce any of note and skill,
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            who are not Copernicus his followers; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2678" xml:space="preserve">and if
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            we ſhould go to moſt voices, this Opinion
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            would carry it from any other. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2679" xml:space="preserve">It would be
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            too tedious to reckon up the names of thoſe
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            that may be cited for it; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2680" xml:space="preserve">I will only mention
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            ſome of the chief: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2681" xml:space="preserve">Such were Joachinus Rhe-
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            ticus, an elegant Writer, Chriſtopherus Roth-
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            man, Mestlin, a Man very eminent for his
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            ſingular skill in this Science; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2682" xml:space="preserve">who though at
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            the firſt he were a follower of Ptolomy, yet
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            upon his ſecond and more exact thoughts,
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            he concluded Copernicus to be in the right,
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            and that the uſual Hypotheſis,
              <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0193-03" xlink:href="note-0193-03a" xml:space="preserve"> Pref. ad
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              Narr at.
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              Rhetics.</note>
            potiùs quàm ratione valet, do’s prevail more
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            by preſcription than reaſon. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2683" xml:space="preserve">So likewiſe
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            Eraſmus Reinholdus, who was the Man that
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            calculated the Prutenical Tables from </s>
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