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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            And though in this caſe, the motion were
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            in it ſelf compoſed of a circular and direct;
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            <s xml:space="preserve">yet in reſpect of us it would appear, and ſo
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            might be ſtiled exactly ſtreight.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Now if it be thus in thoſe which are ge-
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            nerally granted to be preternatural Moti-
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            ons; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">we need not doubt then the poſſibility
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            of the like effect in that Motion which we
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            conceive to be proper and natural, both
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            to the Earth, and the things that belong
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            unto it.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">There is yet another Objection to this
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            purpoſe urged by
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            Malapertius, a late Je-
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            ſuit, who though he does with much eager-
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            neſs preſs this Argument concerning a Bullet
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            or Stone, againſt the Opinion of Copernicus;
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            <s xml:space="preserve">yet he grants that it might eaſily be reſol-
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            ved, if the defenders of it would affirm
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            that the Air did move round with the Earth. </s>
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            But this (ſaith he) they dare not avouch; </s>
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            for then the Comets would always ſeem to
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            ſtand ſtill, being carried about with the
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            Revolution of this Air, and then they could
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            not riſe or ſet, as experience ſhews they
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            do.</s>
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            <note symbol="*" position="left" xlink:label="note-0312-01" xlink:href="note-0312-01a" xml:space="preserve">Auſtria-
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            ca Syder.
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            par. 2.
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            prop. 25.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">To this it may be anſwered, That moſt
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            Comets are above that Sphere of Air which
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            is turned round with our Earth, as is mani-
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            feſt by their height. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The motion that ap-
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            pears in them, is cauſed by the Revolution
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            of our Earth, whereby we are turned from
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            them.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">As for thoſe which are within the Orb of
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            our Air, theſe do ſeem to ſtand ſtill. </s>
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