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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            ſo ſar only be verified, as they are referred
            to ſeveral Climats: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and though unto us who
            live on this ſide of the Line, the North
            Wind being coldeſt and drieſt; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and on the
            the contrary, the South Wind moiſt and
            Warm, by reaſon that in one of theſe pla-
            ces, there is a ſtronger heat of the Sun to
            exhale moiſt Vapours, than in the other:
            <s xml:space="preserve">yet it is clean otherwiſe with the Inhabitants
            beyond the other Tropick; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">for there the
            North Wind is the hotteſt, and moiſt; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and
            the South the coldeſt and dry: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So that with
            them, theſe Scriptures cannot properly be
            affirmed, that Cold, or that fair Weather com-
            eth out of the North; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but rather on the con-
            trary. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">All which notwithſtanding, does not
            in the leaſt manner derogate from the truth
            of theſe Specches, or the omniſcience of the
            Speaker; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but do rather ſhew the Wiſdom
            and Goodneſs of the bleſſed Spirit, in vouch-
            ſafing thus to conform his Language unto the
            capacity of thoſe People unto whom theſe
            Speeches were firſt directed. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">In the ſame
            ſenſe are we to underſtand all thoſe places
            where the Lights of Heaven are ſaid to be
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            darkned, and the Conſtellations not to give their
            Light, Iſa. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">13. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">10. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Not as if they were ab-
            ſolutely in themſelves deprived of their
            Light, and did not ſhine at all; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but becauſe
            of their appearance to us: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and therefore,
            in another place anſwerable to theſe, God
            ſays, he will cover the Heavens, and ſo make
            the Stars thereof dark, Ezek. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">37. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Which
            argues, that they themſelves were not de-</s>