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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            things of a higher kind, to apply himſelf
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            unto the Infirmity of our Apprehenſions, by
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            being repreſented, as if he were a humane
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            Nature, with the parts and paſſions of a
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            Man. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2845" xml:space="preserve">So in theſe things likewiſe, that he
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            might deſcend to our Capacities, does he
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            vouchſafe to conform his Expreſſions, un-
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            to the error and miſtake of our Judg-
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            ments.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2847" xml:space="preserve">But before we come to a further illuſtra-
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            tion, let us a little examine thoſe particular
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            Scriptures, which are commonly urged to
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            prove the motion of the Sun or Heavens.
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2848" xml:space="preserve">Theſe (as was ſaid) might be diſtributed
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            under theſe three Heads.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2850" xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2851" xml:space="preserve">Thoſe places which mention the Ri-
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            ſing or Setting of the Sun, as that in the
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            Pſalm, The Sun, like a Bridegroom,
              <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0206-01" xlink:href="note-0206-01a" xml:space="preserve">* Pſal. 19.
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              5, 6.</note>
            out of his Chamber, and rejoiceth as a Gyant to
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            run his Race: </s>
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            of Heaven, and his Circuit unto the end of it,
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            and there is nothing bid from the heat thereof.
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              <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0206-02" xlink:href="note-0206-02a" xml:space="preserve">Ecclef. 1. 5.</note>
            And that in Eccleſiaſtes, The Sun ariſeth, and
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            the Sun goeth down, & </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2854" xml:space="preserve">c.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2856" xml:space="preserve">In which Scriptures, we may obſerve di-
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            vers Phraſes that are evidently ſpoken, in
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            reference to the appearance of things, and
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            the falſe opinion of the Vulgar. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2857" xml:space="preserve">And there-
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            fore 'tis not altogether unlikely, That this
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            which they ſeem to affirm concerning the
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            Motion of the Heavens, ſhould alſo be un-
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            derſtood in the ſame ſenſe.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2859" xml:space="preserve">The Sun like a Bridegroom cometh out of his
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            Chamber; </s>
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