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.
is under the Line) by the frequency of Mid-
day Showres, which may cloud their Sun, and
cool their Earth.
2. The equality of their Nights doth much
temper the ſcorching of the Day;
and the ex-
tream Cold that comes from the one, requires
ſome ſpace before it can be diſpelled by the
other;
ſo that the Heat ſpending a great while
before it can get the Victory, hath not after-
wards much time to rage in.
Wherefore not-
withſtanding this doubt, yet that place may re-
main habitable.
And this was the Opinion of
the Cardinal de Guſa, when ſpeaking of this
Planet, he ſays, Hic locus Mundi eſt habitatio
hominum &
animolium atque vegetabilium.
De doct.
ign. l. 2.
c. 12.
‘ This part of the World is inhabited by Men,
‘ and Beaſts, and Plants.
To him aſſented
Gampanella;
but he cannot determine whether
they were Men, or rather ſome other kind of
creatures.
If they were men, then he thinks they
could not be infected with Adam's Sin;
yet
perhaps, they had ſome of their own, which
might make them liable to the ſame Miſery
with us, out of which, it may be, they were
deliver’d by the ſame means as we, the Death
of Chriſt;
and thus he thinks that place of
the Epheſians may be Interpreted, where the
Apoſtle ſays, God gathered all things together in
Ghriſt, both which are in Earth, and which are
Epheſ. 1.
10.
in the Heavens:
So alſo that of the ſame Apo-
ſtle to the Coloſſians, where he ſays, that it
pleaſed the Father to reconcile all things unto him-
Col. I. 20.ſelf by Ghriſt, whether they be things on Earth,
or things in Heaven.
But I Dare not jeſt with Divine Truths, or

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