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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            muſt be interpreted in reference to the opi-
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            nion of the Vulgar, and by the midſt of
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            Heaven, we are to underſtand ſuch a place
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            as was not very near to either of the ends,
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            the Eaſt or Weſt.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">(4.) </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And there was no day like that, before it,
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            or after it: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Which words are not to be un-
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            derſtood abſolutely, for there are always
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            longer days under the Poles: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but in reſpect
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            to the opinion of the Vulgar, that is, there
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            was never any day ſo long which theſe igno-
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            rant People knew of.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">As for this laſt place, concerning the
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            Sun's returning ten degrees in the Dial of
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            Ahaz; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I think it may probably be affirmed,
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            That it is to be underſtood only concerning
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            the Shadow: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">which though it do neceſſarily
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            happen in all Horizontal Dials, for any La-
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            titude betwixt the Tropicks: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And ſo con-
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            ſequently in all Declining Dials, the Ele-
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            vation of whoſe Pole is leſs than the Sun's
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            greateſt Declination; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">as Clavius, de Horol.
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">cap. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">21. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">obſerves: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Yet the Circumſtances of
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            this relation in Scripture, makes the Event
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            to differ from that other which is common
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            and natural; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">which againſt its nature did
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            ſeem to go backwards, when as the Sun it
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            ſelf was not in the leaſt manner altered from
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            its uſual courſe. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Of this opinion were A-
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            barbinell, Arius Montanus, Burgenſis, Vatablas
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            Sanctius, &</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">c.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0210-01" xlink:href="note-0210-01a" xml:space="preserve">2 King 20.
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            II.
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            Iſa. 38. 8.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">The Reaſons for it may be theſe:</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Miracle is propoſed only concern-
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            ing the Shadow; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Wilt thou that the Shadow</s>
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