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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            ſo ſar only be verified, as they are referred
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            to ſeveral Climats: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and though unto us who
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            live on this ſide of the Line, the North
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            Wind being coldeſt and drieſt; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and on the
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            the contrary, the South Wind moiſt and
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            Warm, by reaſon that in one of theſe pla-
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            ces, there is a ſtronger heat of the Sun to
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            exhale moiſt Vapours, than in the other:
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">yet it is clean otherwiſe with the Inhabitants
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            beyond the other Tropick; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">for there the
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            North Wind is the hotteſt, and moiſt; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and
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            the South the coldeſt and dry: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So that with
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            them, theſe Scriptures cannot properly be
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            affirmed, that Cold, or that fair Weather com-
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            eth out of the North; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but rather on the con-
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            trary. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">All which notwithſtanding, does not
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            in the leaſt manner derogate from the truth
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            of theſe Specches, or the omniſcience of the
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            Speaker; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but do rather ſhew the Wiſdom
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            and Goodneſs of the bleſſed Spirit, in vouch-
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            ſafing thus to conform his Language unto the
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            capacity of thoſe People unto whom theſe
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            Speeches were firſt directed. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">In the ſame
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            ſenſe are we to underſtand all thoſe places
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            where the Lights of Heaven are ſaid to be
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            darkned, and the Conſtellations not to give their
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            Light, Iſa. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">13. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">10. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Not as if they were ab-
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            ſolutely in themſelves deprived of their
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            Light, and did not ſhine at all; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but becauſe
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            of their appearance to us: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and therefore,
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            in another place anſwerable to theſe, God
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            ſays, he will cover the Heavens, and ſo make
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            the Stars thereof dark, Ezek. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">37. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Which
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            argues, that they themſelves were not de-</s>
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