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.]
[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 Moon may be a World.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Suppoſe ABCD to repreſent the appea-
            rance of the Moons Body being in a Sextile,
            you may ſee ſome brighter parts Separated at
            a pretty diſtance from the other, which can be
            nothing elſe but a Reflexion of the Sun-Beams,
            upon ſome parts that are higher than the reſt,
            and thoſe Obſcure Gibboſities which ſtand our
            towards the enlightened parts, muſt be ſuch
            Hollow and Deep Places, whereto the Rays
            cannot Reach. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But when the Moon is got far-
            ther off from the Sun, and come to that fulneſs
            as this Line BD doth repreſent her under, then
            do theſe parts alſo receive an equalLight, excep-
            ting only that difference which doth appear be-
            twixt their Sea and Land. </s>
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