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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            ſarily upon the ſame ground remain ſwimming
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            there, and of it ſelf can no more fall, than any
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            Empty Ship can ſink.</s>
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            <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0159-01" xlink:href="note-0159-01a" xml:space="preserve">Phyſ. l. 3.
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            Q. 6. art. 2.</note>
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            l. 4. Prob.
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            47.</note>
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            l. de inſi-
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            dentibus.
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            bumido.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis commonly granted, that if there were
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            a hole quite through the Centre of the Earth,
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            though any heavy Body (as ſuppoſe a Milſtone)
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            were let fall into it, yet when it came into
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            rhe place of the Centre, it would there reſt
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            immoveable in the Air. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Now, as in this caſe,
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            its own condenſity cannot hinder, but that it
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            may reſt open Air, when there is no other
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            place, to which it ſhould be attracted: </s>
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            ther could it be any impediment unto it, if it
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            were placed without the Sphere of the Earths
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            Magnetical Vigor, where there ſhould be no
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            Attraction at all.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">From hence then (I ſay) you may conceive,
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            that if a Man were beyond this Sphere, he
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            might there ſtand as firmly in the Open Air,
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            as now upon the Earth. </s>
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            ſtand there, why may he not alſo go there?
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            <s xml:space="preserve">And if ſo; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">then there is alſo a a poſſibility
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            likewife of having other Conveniences for
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            Travelling.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">And here ’tis conſiderable, that ſince our
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            bodies will then be devoid of Gravity, and
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            other Impediments of Motion; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">we ſhall not
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            at all ſpend our ſelves in any Labour, and ſo
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            conſequently not much need the Reparation
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            of Dyet: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But may perhaps live altogether
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            without it, as thoſe Creatures have done;
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">who by Reaſon of their ſleeping for many days
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            together, have not ſpent any Spirits, and ſo
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            not wanted any Food: </s>
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            related of Serpents, Crococodiles, Bears, Cuc-</s>
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