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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            it follows rather on the contrary, That theſe
            Circles are equally diſtant and proportional
            in their parts, in reſpect of the Earth, be-
            cauſe it is our Eye that deſcribes them about
            the Centre of it.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s3967" xml:space="preserve">So that though a far greater part of the
            World did appear at one time than at ano-
            ther; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3968" xml:space="preserve">yet in reſpect of thoſe Circles which
            our Eye deſcribes about the Earth, all that
            we could ſee at once, would ſeem to be but
            a perfect Hemiſphere: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3969" xml:space="preserve">As may be manifeſted
            by this following Figure.</s>
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            <image file="0264-01" xlink:href="http://echo.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/zogilib?fn=/permanent/library/xxxxxxxx/figures/0264-01"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3971" xml:space="preserve">Where if we ſuppoſe A to be our Earth,
            BCDE one of the great Circles </s>