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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            truth; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2718" xml:space="preserve">and that, for the embracing of ſuch a
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            Paradox as is condemned in Schools, and
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            commonly cried down, as being abſurd and
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2719" xml:space="preserve">I ſay, If a Man do but well con-
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            ſider all this, he muſt needs conclude, that
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            there is ſome ſtrong evidence for it to be
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            found out by examination; </s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2722" xml:space="preserve">’Tis probable, that moſt of thoſe Authors
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            who have oppoſed this Opinion, ſince it hath
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            been conſirmed by new Diſcoveries, were
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            ſtirred up thereunto by ſome of theſe three
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2724" xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2725" xml:space="preserve">An over-fond and partial conceit of
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            their proper Inventions. </s>
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            turally more affected to his own Brood, than
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            to that of which another is the Author;
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2727" xml:space="preserve">though perhaps it may be more agreeable to
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2728" xml:space="preserve">’Tis very difficult for any one, in
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            at all ſway’d, by an overweening affection
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2729" xml:space="preserve">And
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            this perhaps might be the firſt reaſon that
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            moved the noble Tycho, with ſo much heat,
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            to oppoſe Copernicus, that ſo he might the
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            better make way for the ſpreading of that
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            Hypotheſis, which was of his own invention. </s>
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            It does more eſpecially concern thoſe Men
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