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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            nakedneſs of our Forefathers. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3532" xml:space="preserve">That ex-
            cuſe of Acoſta, may juſtly ſerve to
              <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0245-01" xlink:href="note-0245-01a" xml:space="preserve">De nat.
              novi orbis,
            gate the Miſtakes of theſe Ancient Divines:
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3533" xml:space="preserve">Facilè condonandum eſt patribus, ſi cum cognoſ-
            cendo colendòque Creatori toti vacarent, de
            creaturâ minus aptè aliqua ex parte opinati
            ſunt. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3534" xml:space="preserve">Thoſe good Men were ſo wholly bu-
            ſied about the Knowledg and Worſhip of the
            Creator, that they had not leiſure enough
            for an exact ſearch into the Eſſence of the
            Creatures. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3535" xml:space="preserve">However, theſe Examples that
            have been already cited, may ſufficiently
            manifeſt, how frequently others have been
            deceived, in concluding the Points of Phi-
            loſophy from the Expreſſions of Scrip-
            ture. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3536" xml:space="preserve">And therefore, ’tis not certain, but
            that in the preſent caſe alſo, it may be
            inſufficient for ſuch a manner of argu-
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