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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            ſcatter them aſunder; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">which Opinion, to-
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            gether with both its Reaſons, are now ac-
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            counted abſurd and ridiculous.</s>
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            <note symbol="(a)" position="right" xlink:label="note-0239-02" xlink:href="note-0239-02a" xml:space="preserve">Reſp.
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            ad queſ. 93
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            Orthod.</note>
            <note symbol="(b)" position="right" xlink:label="note-0239-03" xlink:href="note-0239-03a" xml:space="preserve">Queſt,
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            11. ſup.
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            Gen.</note>
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            Dei, lib. 11
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            cap. ult.</note>
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            am.1.2.c.2</note>
            <note symbol="(e)" position="right" xlink:label="note-0239-06" xlink:href="note-0239-06a" xml:space="preserve">Homil.
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            3. in Gen:</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">S. </s>
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            Auſtin concludes the viſible Stars to
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            be innumerable, becauſe Scripture-phraſes
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            ſeem to imply as much.</s>
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            <note symbol="*" position="left" xlink:label="note-0240-01" xlink:href="note-0240-01a" xml:space="preserve">DeCivit.
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            Dei, 1. 16.
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            c. 23.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">That the Heavens are not round, was the
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            opinion of
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            Juſtin Martyr,
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            Ambroſe,
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            Chryſoſtom,
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            Theodoret,
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            Theophi-
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            lact; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">doubted of by
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            S. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Auſtin, and di-
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            vers others. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Nay, S. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Chryſoſtom was ſo con-
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            fident of it, that he propoſes the queſtion
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            in a triumphant manner: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Π{οῦ} έι{οι}ν όι σφαι{ρω}
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            {ει}δῆ {οὐ}{ρα}νὸν {ἐι}ναὶ ἀ{πο}φαινό{μεν}οι. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Where
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            are thoſe Men that can prove the Heavens to
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            have a ſphærical Form? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The reaſon of
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            which was this, Becauſe ’tis ſaid in one
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            Scripture, that God ſtretched forth the Hea-
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            vens as a Curtain, Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">104. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and ſpreadeth
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            them as a Tent to dwell in, Iſa. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">40. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">22. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And
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            ſo in Heb. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">8. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">they are called a Tent or Ta-
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            bernacle: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">which becauſe it is not ſphærical,
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            therefore they conclude alſo, that the Hea-
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            vens are not of that form; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">whereas now,
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            the contrary is as evident as Demonſtration
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            can make a thing. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And therefore,
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            S. </s>
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            rome in his time, ſpeaking of the ſame Er-
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            ror, gives it this plain cenſure; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Eſt in Ec-
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            cleſia ſtultiloquium, ſi quis Cœlum putet for-
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            nicis modo curvatum, Eſaiæ quem non intelligit
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            ſermone decept{us}: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis fooliſh ſpeaking in the
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            Church, if any, through miſapprehenſion
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            of thoſe words in Iſaiah, ſhall affirm the
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            Heavens not to be round.</s>
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            ſpon. ad
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            queſt. 93.</note>
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            am.l.1.c.6</note>
            <note symbol="(c)" position="left" xlink:label="note-0240-04" xlink:href="note-0240-04a" xml:space="preserve">Homil.
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            14. in Ep.
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            ad Hebr.</note>
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            8. Hebr.</note>
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            dem c.</note>
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            Gen. ad
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            lit. l 1 c.9.
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            Item 1. 2.
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            c. 6.</note>
            <note symbol="*" position="left" xlink:label="note-0240-08" xlink:href="note-0240-08a" xml:space="preserve">Lib. 3.
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            Comment.
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            in Gal. 5.</note>
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