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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That the Earth may be a Planet.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">So that ’tis likely theſe Holy Men had not
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            theſe human Arts by any ſpecial inſpiration,
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            but by inſtruction and ſtudy, and other or-
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            dinary means; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and therefore Moſes his skill
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            in this kind is called the Learning of the E-
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            gyptians. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Now becauſe in thoſe times all Sci-
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            ences were taught only in a rude and imper-
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            fect manner; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">therefore ’tis likely that they
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            alſo had but a dark and confuſe apprehenſi-
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            on of things, and were liable to the common
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            errours. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And for this reaſon is it, why
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            To-
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            status ( ſpeaking of Joſhua’s bidding the
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            Moon ſtand ſtill as well as the Sun) ſays
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            Quod forte erat imperitus circa Aſtrorum do-
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            ctrinam, ſentiens ut vulgares ſentiunt: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">That
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            perhaps he was unskilful in Aſtronomy, ha-
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            ving the ſame groſs conceit of the Heavens,
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            as the vulgar had. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">From all which it may be
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            inferred, that the Ignorance of ſuch good
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            Men, and great Scholars concerning theſe
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            Philoſophical points, can be no ſufficient rea-
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            ſon, why after examination we ſhould deny
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            them, or doubt of their Truth.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0190-01" xlink:href="note-0190-01a" xml:space="preserve">Acts 7. 22.</note>
            <note symbol="*" position="left" xlink:label="note-0190-02" xlink:href="note-0190-02a" xml:space="preserve"> Joſb cap.
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            10. Queſt
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            19.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis conſiderable, that in the rudiments
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            and firſt beginnings of Aſtronomy, and ſo in
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            ſeveral Ages after, this Opinion hath found
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            many Patrons, and thoſe too Men of eminent
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            note and Learning. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Such was more eſpecial-
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            ly Pythagoras, who was generally and highly
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            eſteemed for his divine wit, and rare inven-
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            tions; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">under whoſe myſterious ſayings,
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            there be many excellent Truths to be diſ-
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            covered.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0190-03" xlink:href="note-0190-03a" xml:space="preserve">Conſid. 3.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">But againſt his Teſtimony, it is again</s>
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