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 Earth may be a Planet.
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            to underſtand theſe expreffions in Pythago-
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            ras, Plato, Ariſtotle. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Poets count the
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            South to be towards the left, and the North
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            the right hand. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus
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            Lucan, ſpeaking
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            of the Arabians coming unto Theſſaly, ſays:</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0229-01" xlink:href="note-0229-01a" xml:space="preserve">De Cælo,
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            lib. 2. c. 2.</note>
            <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0229-02" xlink:href="note-0229-02a" xml:space="preserve">De pla-
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            cit. Philoſ.
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            lib. 2. c. 10.</note>
            <note symbol="" position="left" xlink:label="note-0230-01" xlink:href="note-0230-01a" xml:space="preserve">Lib. 3.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Ignotum vobis Arabes veniſtis in orbem:
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Vmbras mir ati nemorum, non ire ſiniſtr as.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Augures taking their Obſervations at
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            the Eaſt, count the South to be at their
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            right hand, and the North their left: </s>
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            that theſe Denominations have not any real
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            ground in the nature of the things, but are
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            impoſed upon them by the Scripture phraſe,
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            in reference to the account and opinion of
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            the Jews.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus alſo, becauſe heretofore it was ge-
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            nerally received, that the Heart was the
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            principal Seat of the Faculties; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">therefore
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            doth the Spirit apply himſelf unto this com-
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            mon Tenent; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and in many places, attributes
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            Wiſdom and Underſtanding to the Heart.
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            Whereas, to ſpeak properly, the reaſon and
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            diſcurſive Faculties have their principal re-
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            ſidence in the Head (ſaith Galen and Hippo-
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            crates, together with the generality of our
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            later Phyſicians) becauſe they are hindred
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            in their Operations by the diſtempers of that
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            part, and recovered by Medicines applied
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            unto it.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0230-02" xlink:href="note-0230-02a" xml:space="preserve">D. Hakwel
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            Apol. l. 1,
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            c. 1. ſect. 2.</note>
            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0230-03" xlink:href="note-0230-03a" xml:space="preserve">Prov. 8 5.
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            & 10. 8.
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            Eccl. 1. 13,
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            16, 17.
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            & 8. 5.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">So likewiſe are we to underſtand thoſe
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            other places; </s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">59. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">5. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">where ſome Tran-
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            ſlations read it, Ova Aſpidum ruperunt, they</s>
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