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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            ask how this Beaſt does to find Paſture e-
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            nough? </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3397" xml:space="preserve">they anſwer, that he remains con-
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            ſtantly in one place, where there is as much
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            Graſs grows up in the Night, as was eaten
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            in the Day.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s3399" xml:space="preserve">They tell us alſo of a Bird, which was of
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            that quantity, that having upon a time caſt
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            an Egg out of her Neſt, there were beaten
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            down by the fall of it, three hundred of the
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            talleſt Cedars, and no leſs than threeſcore
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            Villages drowned. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3400" xml:space="preserve">As alſo of a Frog, as big
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            as a Town capable of ſixty Houſes; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3401" xml:space="preserve">which
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            Frog, notwithſtanding his greatneſs, was
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            devoured by a Serpent, and that Serpent by
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            a Crow; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3402" xml:space="preserve">which Crow, as ſhe was flying up
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            to a Tree, eclipſed the Sun, and darkned
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            the World; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3403" xml:space="preserve">by which you may gueſs, what
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            a pretty Twig that Tree was. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3404" xml:space="preserve">If you
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            would know the proper Name of this Bird,
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            you may find it in Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3405" xml:space="preserve">50. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3406" xml:space="preserve">11. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3407" xml:space="preserve">where it is
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            called ן’ןו, or in our Tranſlation, the Fowl
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              <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0238-01" xlink:href="note-0238-01a" xml:space="preserve">V. Parap.
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              Chald.</note>
            of the Mountains. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3408" xml:space="preserve">It ſeems it was ſome-
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            what of kin to that other Bird they tell us
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            of, whoſe Legs were ſo long, that they
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            reached unto the bottom of that Sea, where
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            there had been an Ax-head falling for ſeven
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            Years together, before it could come to the
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            bottom.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s3410" xml:space="preserve">Many other Relations there are, which
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            contain ſuch horrible Abſurdities, that a Man
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            cannot well conceive how they ſhould pro-
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            ceed from reaſonable Creatures. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3411" xml:space="preserve">And all
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            this ariſing from that wrong Principle of
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            theirs; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3412" xml:space="preserve">That Scripture did exactly </s>
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