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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            vaſt Houſes as were requiſite for their Bodies,
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            they are fain to dig great and round hollows in
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            the Earth, where they may both procure water
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              pend. Sele-
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            for their Thirſt, & </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1227" xml:space="preserve">turning about with the ſhade,
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            may avoid thoſe great Heats which other wiſe
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            they would be liable unto, or if you will give
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            Gæſar la Galla leave to gueſs in the ſame man-
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            ner, he would rather think that thoſe Thirſty
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            Nations caſt up ſo many, and ſo great heaps of
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            Earth in digging of their Wine Cellars; </s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1230" xml:space="preserve">I ſhall next produce Eye-witneſs of Galelæus,
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            on which I moſt of all depend for the proof of
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            this Propoſition, when he beheld the new Moon
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            through his perſpective, it appeared to him un-
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            der a Rugged and Spotted Figure, ſeeming to
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            have the darker and enlightned parts divided
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            by a Tortuous Line, having ſome Parcels of
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            Light at a good diſtance from the other; </s>
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            this difference is ſo remarkable, that you may
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