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 Moon may be a World.
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            non aliam proſecto viſam iri probabile eſt, qua@
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            qualis modo viſatur lunaris globi ſpecies, ‘If you
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            ‘conceive your ſelf to be in ſome ſuch high
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            ‘Place, where you might Diſcern the whole
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            ‘Globe of the Earth and Water, when it was
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            ‘Enlightened by the Sun's Raies, ’tis Probable
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            ‘it would then Appear to you in the ſame
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            ‘Shape as the Moon doth now unto us. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So
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            Paulus Foſcarinus. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Terra nihil ali@d eſt quam@
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            altera Luna, vel Stella, taliſq; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">nobis appareret, ſiex
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            convenienti elongatione eminus conſpiciretur, in
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            ipſaq; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">obſervari poſſent eadem aſpectuum varieta-
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            tes, quæ in Lunâ apparent. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Earth is no-
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            thing elſe but another Moon or Star, and
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            would appear ſo unto us if it were beheld at a
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            Convenient Diſtance, with the ſame Changes,
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            and Varieties as there are in the Moon. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus
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            alſo Garolus Malapertius, whoſe words are
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            theſe, Terra hæc noſtra, ſi in luna conſtituti
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            eſſemus, ſplendida prorſus quaſi non ignobilis pla-
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            neta, nobis appareret. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">‘If we were placed in
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            ‘the Moon, and from thence beheld this Earth,
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            ‘it would appear unto us very Bright, like one
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            ‘of the Nobler Plannets. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Unto theſe doth
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            Fromondus aſſent, when he ſays, Gredo equidem
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            quod ſi oculus quiſpiam in orbe lunari foret, globum
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            terræ & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">aquæ inſtar ingentis ſyderis à ſole illuſtrem
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            conſpiceret. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">‘I believe that this Globe of Earth
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            ‘and Water would appear like ſome'great Star
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            ‘to any one, who ſhould Look upon it from
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            ‘the Moon. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Now this could not be, nor could
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            it ſhine ſo Remarkably, unleſs the Beams of
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            Light were Reflected from it. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And therefore
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            the ſame Fromundus expreſly holds, that the firſt
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            Region of Air is there Terminated, where the</s>
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