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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            ſcatter them aſunder; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3431" xml:space="preserve">which Opinion, to-
            gether with both its Reaſons, are now ac-
            counted abſurd and ridiculous.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3432" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3433" xml:space="preserve">S. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3434" xml:space="preserve"> Auſtin concludes the viſible Stars
              <note symbol="*" position="left" xlink:label="note-0240-01" xlink:href="note-0240-01a" xml:space="preserve">DeCivit.
              Dei, 1. 16.
              c. 23.</note>
            be innumerable, becauſe Scripture-phraſes
            ſeem to imply as much.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3435" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3436" xml:space="preserve">That the Heavens are not round, was the
            opinion of Juſtin Martyr,
              <note symbol="(a)" position="left" xlink:label="note-0240-02" xlink:href="note-0240-02a" xml:space="preserve">Re-
              ſpon. ad
              queſt. 93.</note>
              <note symbol="(b)" position="left" xlink:label="note-0240-03" xlink:href="note-0240-03a" xml:space="preserve">Hex-
            Chryſoſtom, Theodoret,
              <note symbol="(c)" position="left" xlink:label="note-0240-04" xlink:href="note-0240-04a" xml:space="preserve">Homil.
              14. in Ep.
              ad Hebr.</note>
              <note symbol="(d)" position="left" xlink:label="note-0240-05" xlink:href="note-0240-05a" xml:space="preserve">In ca.
              8. Hebr.</note>
              <note symbol="(e)" position="left" xlink:label="note-0240-06" xlink:href="note-0240-06a" xml:space="preserve">In i-
              dem c.</note>
            lact; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3437" xml:space="preserve">doubted of by S. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3438" xml:space="preserve">Auſtin, and
              <note symbol="(f)" position="left" xlink:label="note-0240-07" xlink:href="note-0240-07a" xml:space="preserve"> In
              Gen. ad
              lit. l 1 c.9.
              Item 1. 2.
              c. 6.</note>
            vers others. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3439" xml:space="preserve">Nay, S. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3440" xml:space="preserve">Chryſoſtom was ſo con-
            fident of it, that he propoſes the queſtion
            in a triumphant manner: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3441" xml:space="preserve">Π{οῦ} έι{οι}ν όι σφαι{ρω}
            {ει}δῆ {οὐ}{ρα}νὸν {ἐι}ναὶ ἀ{πο}φαινό{μεν}οι. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3442" xml:space="preserve">Where
            are thoſe Men that can prove the Heavens to
            have a ſphærical Form? </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3443" xml:space="preserve">The reaſon of
            which was this, Becauſe ’tis ſaid in one
            Scripture, that God ſtretched forth the Hea-
            vens as a Curtain, Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3444" xml:space="preserve">104. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3445" xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3446" xml:space="preserve">and ſpreadeth
            them as a Tent to dwell in, Iſa. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3447" xml:space="preserve">40. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3448" xml:space="preserve">22. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3449" xml:space="preserve">And
            ſo in Heb. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3450" xml:space="preserve">8. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3451" xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3452" xml:space="preserve">they are called a Tent or Ta-
            bernacle: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3453" xml:space="preserve">which becauſe it is not ſphærical,
            therefore they conclude alſo, that the Hea-
            vens are not of that form; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3454" xml:space="preserve">whereas now,
            the contrary is as evident as Demonſtration
            can make a thing. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3455" xml:space="preserve">And therefore, S. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3456" xml:space="preserve">
              <note symbol="*" position="left" xlink:label="note-0240-08" xlink:href="note-0240-08a" xml:space="preserve">Lib. 3.
              in Gal. 5.</note>
            rome in his time, ſpeaking of the ſame Er-
            ror, gives it this plain cenſure; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3457" xml:space="preserve">Eſt in Ec-
            cleſia ſtultiloquium, ſi quis Cœlum putet for-
            nicis modo curvatum, Eſaiæ quem non intelligit
            ſermone decept{us}: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3458" xml:space="preserve">’Tis fooliſh ſpeaking in the
            Church, if any, through miſapprehenſion
            of thoſe words in Iſaiah, ſhall affirm the
            Heavens not to be round.</s>
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