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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            along by the ſame motion. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4754" xml:space="preserve">And therefore,
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            though what he ſays concerning the heat,
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            which would be produced by ſuch a moti-
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            on, vvere true; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4755" xml:space="preserve">yet it vvould not be perti-
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            nent, ſince our Earth and Water, and the
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            Air next unto them, are not by this means
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            ſevered from one another, and ſo do not
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            come vvithin the compaſs of this Argu-
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s4757" xml:space="preserve">If any reply, That this vvill notwith-
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            ſtanding hold true, concerning the upper
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            part of the Air, vvhere there is ſuch a ſe-
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            paration of one Body from another; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4758" xml:space="preserve">and
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            ſo conſequently, an anſvverable heat. </s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s4761" xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4762" xml:space="preserve">’Tis not generally granted, That mo-
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            tion in all kind of Bodies does produce heat;
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s4763" xml:space="preserve">ſome reſtrain it only to ſolid Bodies; </s>
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            firming, That in thoſe vvhich are fluid, it
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            is rather the cauſe of coldneſs. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4765" xml:space="preserve">This is the
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            reaſon (ſay they) vvhy running Waters
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            are ever to our ſenſe the cooleſt: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4766" xml:space="preserve">And vvhy
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            amongſt thoſe Winds vvhich proceed from
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            the ſame Coaſts of Heaven, about the ſame
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            time of the Year, the ſtrongeſt alvvays is
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            the coldeſt? </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4767" xml:space="preserve">If you object, that running
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            Waters are not ſo ſoon frozen as others: </s>
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            They anſvver, This is not becauſe they are
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            thereby heated; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s4769" xml:space="preserve">but becauſe unto congela-
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            tion, it is requiſite that a Body ſhould ſettle
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            and reſt, as vvell as be cold.</s>
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            in thoſe parts of the Air, vve have not any
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