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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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2456" xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2457" xml:space="preserve">For the Manner. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2458" xml:space="preserve">It is not
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            maintained with ſuch Heat and
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            Religion, as if every one that reads
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            it, were preſently bound to yield up
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            his aſſent: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2459" xml:space="preserve">But as it is in other
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            Wars, where Victory cannot be had,
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            Men muſt be content with Peace:
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2460" xml:space="preserve">So likewiſe is it in this, and ſhould
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            be in all other Philoſophical Con-
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            tentions. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2461" xml:space="preserve">If there be nothing able to
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            convince and ſatisfy the indifferent
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            Reader, he may ſtill enjoy his own
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            Opinion. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2462" xml:space="preserve">All Men have not the
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            ſame way of apprehending things; </s>
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            but according to the variety of their
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            Temper, Cuſtom, and Abilities,
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            their Underſtandings are ſeverally
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            faſhioned to different Aſſents: </s>
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            Which had it been but well conſi-
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            dered by ſome of our hot
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              Al Roſſe.</note>
            ſaries, they would not have ſhewed
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            more violence in oppoſing the Per-
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            ſons againſt whom they write, than
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            ſtrength in confuting the Cauſe.</s>
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