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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[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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177To the Reader
2. For the Manner. It is not
maintained with ſuch Heat and
Religion, as if every one that reads
it, were preſently bound to yield up
his aſſent:
But as it is in other
Wars, where Victory cannot be had,
Men muſt be content with Peace:
So likewiſe is it in this, and ſhould
be in all other Philoſophical Con-
If there be nothing able to
convince and ſatisfy the indifferent
Reader, he may ſtill enjoy his own
All Men have not the
ſame way of apprehending things;

but according to the variety of their
Temper, Cuſtom, and Abilities,
their Underſtandings are ſeverally
faſhioned to different Aſſents:

Which had it been but well conſi-
dered by ſome of our hot 11Fromond.
Al Roſſe.
ſaries, they would not have ſhewed
more violence in oppoſing the Per-
ſons againſt whom they write, than
ſtrength in confuting the Cauſe.

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