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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            nakedneſs of our Forefathers. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">That ex-
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            cuſe of
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            Acoſta, may juſtly ſerve to miti-
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            gate the Miſtakes of theſe Ancient Divines:
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Facilè condonandum eſt patribus, ſi cum cognoſ-
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            cendo colendòque Creatori toti vacarent, de
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            creaturâ minus aptè aliqua ex parte opinati
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            ſunt. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Thoſe good Men were ſo wholly bu-
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            ſied about the Knowledg and Worſhip of the
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            Creator, that they had not leiſure enough
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            for an exact ſearch into the Eſſence of the
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            Creatures. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">However, theſe Examples that
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            have been already cited, may ſufficiently
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            manifeſt, how frequently others have been
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            deceived, in concluding the Points of Phi-
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            loſophy from the Expreſſions of Scrip-
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            ture. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And therefore, ’tis not certain, but
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            that in the preſent caſe alſo, it may be
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            cont. I do-
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            los.</note>
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            136. 6.</note>
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            24.</note>
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            in Iſa. l. 13</note>
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            Noe.</note>
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            in Joſb.
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            c. 10 queſt.
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            13, 14.</note>
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            in Joban.</note>
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            novi orbis,
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            lib.1.c.2.</note>
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