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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25777That the Earth may be a Planet. World in their proper ſcituations, that no
natural cauſe could diſplace them, or make
them decline from their appointed courſe.
As for ſuch who do utterly diſlike all new
interpretation of Scripture, even in ſuch
matters as do meerly concern Opinion, and
are not fundamental :
I would only pro-
poſe unto them a ſpeech of S.
Hierome, con-
cerning ſome that were of the ſame mind
in his time;
Cum novas ſemper expetant vo-
luptates, &
gulæ eorum vicina Maria non ſuf-
ficiant, cur in ſolo ſtudio Scripturarum, veteri
ſapore contenti ſunt?
Thus have I in ſome meaſure cleared the
chief Arguments from Scripture, againſt this
For which notwithſtanding, I
have not thence cited any;
becauſe I con-
ceive the Holy Writ, being chieſly intended
to inform us of ſuch things as concern our
Faith and Obedience :
we cannot thence
take any proper proof for the conſirmation
of Natural Secrets.

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