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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            a one was that mentioned by
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            Joſephus,
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            which did conſtantly hang over Jeruſalem;
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            <s xml:space="preserve">and that likewiſe which appeared about the
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            time of Agrippa's death, and for many days
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            together did hang over the City of Rome. </s>
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            Wherefore
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            Seneca does well diſtinguiſh out
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            of Epigenes, betwixt two ſorts of Comets,
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            the one being low, and ſuch as ſeems immo-
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            vable; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">the other higher, and ſuch as did
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            conſtantly obſerve their riſings and ſettings,
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            as the Stars.</s>
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            <note symbol="" position="right" xlink:label="note-0313-01" xlink:href="note-0313-01a" xml:space="preserve">De bello
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            Judaico,
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            l. 7. c. 12.
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            Dion. 1. 54.</note>
            <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0313-02" xlink:href="note-0313-02a" xml:space="preserve">Nat. Qu.
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            l. 7. c. 6.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">I have done with all the Arguments of any
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            note or difficulty, that are urged againſt this
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            diurnal motion of the Earth. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Many other
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            Cavils there are not worth the naming,
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            which diſcover themſelves to be rather the
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            Objections of a captious, than a doubtful
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            mind. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Amongſt which, I might juſtly paſs
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            over thoſe that are ſet down by
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            Alex. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Roſſe:</s>
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            But becauſe this Author does proceed in
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            his whole with ſo much ſcorn and triumph,
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            it will not be amiſs therefore to examine
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            what infallible evidence there is in thoſe Ar-
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            guments upon which he grounds his boaſt-
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            ings.</s>
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            <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0313-03" xlink:href="note-0313-03a" xml:space="preserve">Lib. 1.
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            ſect. 2. c. 6.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">We have, in one Chapter, no leſs th@n
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            theſe nine.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">If the Earth did move, then
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            would it be hotter than the Water, becauſe
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            motion does produce heat; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and for this rea-
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            ſon likewiſe, the Water would be ſo hot
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            and rarified, that it could not be congealed;
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            <s xml:space="preserve">fince that alſo does partake of the ſame mo-
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            tion with the Earth.</s>
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