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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            World in their proper ſcituations, that no
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            natural cauſe could diſplace them, or make
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            them decline from their appointed courſe.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">As for ſuch who do utterly diſlike all new
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            interpretation of Scripture, even in ſuch
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            matters as do meerly concern Opinion, and
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            are not fundamental : </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I would only pro-
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            poſe unto them a ſpeech of S. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Hierome, con-
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            cerning ſome that were of the ſame mind
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            in his time; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Cum novas ſemper expetant vo-
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            luptates, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">gulæ eorum vicina Maria non ſuf-
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            ficiant, cur in ſolo ſtudio Scripturarum, veteri
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            ſapore contenti ſunt?</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus have I in ſome meaſure cleared the
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            chief Arguments from Scripture, againſt this
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            Opinion. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">For which notwithſtanding, I
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            have not thence cited any; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">becauſe I con-
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            ceive the Holy Writ, being chieſly intended
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            to inform us of ſuch things as concern our
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            Faith and Obedience : </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">we cannot thence
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            take any proper proof for the conſirmation
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            of Natural Secrets.</s>
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