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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            Nor may we think that the Earth's Shadow
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            can Cloud the proper Light of the Moon from
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            Appearing, or take away any thing from her
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            Inherent Brightneſs; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">for this were to think a
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            Shadow to be a Body, an Opinion altogether
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            misbecoming a Philoſopher, as Tycho grants
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            in the fore-cited place, Nec umbra terrœ corpo-
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            reum quid eſt, aut denſa aliqua ſubſtantia, ut Lu-
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            nœ lumen obtenebrare poſſit, atque id viſui noſtro
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            prœripere, ſed eſt quœdam privatio luminis ſola-
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            ris, ob interpoſitum opacum corpus terrœ. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Nor
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            is the Earth's ſhadow any Corporal thing,
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            or thick ſubſtance, that it can Cloud the
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            Moons Brightneſs, or take it away from our
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            Sight; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but it is a meer privation of the Suns
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            Light by reaſon of her Interpoſition of the
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            Earth's Opacous Body.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0059-03" xlink:href="note-0059-03a" xml:space="preserve">Reinhold
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            Co
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            mment.
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            in Purb.
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            Tbeor. pag.
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            164.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">3 If ſhe had any Light of her own, then
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            that would in it ſelf be either ſuch a ruddy
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            Brightneſs as appears in the Eclipſes, or elſe
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            ſuch a Leaden Duskiſh Light as we ſee in the
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            Darker parts of her Body, when ſhe is a little
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            paſt the Conjunction. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">(That it muſt be one
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            of theſe, may follow from the Oppoſite Ar-
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            guments) but it is neither of theſe; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">therefore
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            ſhe hath none of her own.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis not ſuch a ruddy Light as appears in
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            Eclipſes; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">for then why can we not ſee the
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            like redneſs, when we may diſcern the Ob-
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            ſcure parts of the Moon?</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">You will ſay, perhaps, that then the near-
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            neſs of that greater Light takes away that Ap-
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            pearance.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">I Reply, this cannot be; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">for then why does
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            Mars ſhine with his wonted Redneſs, when</s>
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