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">Suppoſe the Earth to be at C, then the
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            Sun at A, will ſeem to be in the Sign ♋, and
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            at the greateſt diſtance from us, becauſe the
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            Earth is then in the fartheſt parts of its Ec-
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            centrick. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">When after, by its Annual Moti-
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            on, it hath paſſed ſucceſſively by the Signs
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            ♒ ♓ ♈ ♉ ♊, at length it comes to the other
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            Solſtice at B, where the Sun will appear in ♑,
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            and ſeem biggeſt, as being in its Perigie, be-
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            cauſe our Earth is then in the neareſt part of
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            its Eccentrick.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">As for all other Appearances of the Sun,
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            which concern the Annual Motion, you may
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            ſee by the following Figure, that they are
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            exactly agreeable to this Hypotheſis.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Where you have the Earth deſcribed about</s>
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