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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That the Earth may be a Planet.
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          <head xml:space="preserve">PROP. VI.</head>
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          Words of Scripture, Principles of Na-
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          ture, or Obſervations in Aſtronomy,
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          which can ſuſſiciently evidence the
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          Earth to be in the Gentre of the Uni-
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Our Adverſaries do much inſult in the
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            ſtrength oſ thoſe Arguments which
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            they conceive, do unanſwerably conclude,
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            the Earth to be in the Centre oſ the World.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Whereas, if they were but impartially con-
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            ſidered, they would be found altogether in-
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            ſufficient for any ſuch concluſion, as ſhall
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            be clearly manifeſted in this following
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            Chapter.</s>
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            ſuch as are taken,</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">From common appearances in Aſtro-
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            nomy.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Thoſe of the firſt kind, are chiefly two:
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            <s xml:space="preserve">The firſt is grounded on that common Scrip-
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            ture-phraſe, which ſpeaks of the Sun as be-
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