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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            would become of that mutual Commerce,
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            whereby the World is now made but as one
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            Common-wealth.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Voſq; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">mediis in aquis Stellæ, pelagoq; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">timendo,
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            Decretum monſtratis iter, totiq; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">dediſtis,
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            Legibus inventis hominum, commercia mundo.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis you bright Stars, that in the fearful Sea
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            Does guide the Pilot through his purpos’d way.
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis your direction that doth Commerce give,
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            With all thoſe Men that thro’ the World do live.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">As this Science is thus profitable in theſe
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            and many other reſpects: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſo likewiſe is it
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            equally pleaſant. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Eye (ſaith the Phi-
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            loſopher) is the ſenſe of Pleaſure, and
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            there are no delights ſo pure and immate-
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            rial, as thoſe which enter through that
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            Organ. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Now to the Underſtanding, which
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            is the Eye of the Soul, there cannot be any
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            fairer proſpect, than to view the whole Frame
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            of Nature, the Fabrick of this great Vni-
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            verſe, to diſcern that order and comelineſs
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            which there is in the magnitude, ſituation, mo-
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            tion of the ſeveral parts that belong unto it;
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            <s xml:space="preserve">to ſee the true cauſe of that conſtant varie-
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            ty and alteration which there is in the diffe-
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            rent Seaſons of the Year. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">All which muſt
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            needs enter into a Man’s thoughts, with a
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            great deal of ſweetneſs and complacency. </s>
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            And therefore it was that Julius Cæſar, in
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            the Broils and Tumult of the Camp, made
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            choice of his delight:</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0362-01" xlink:href="note-0362-01a" xml:space="preserve">Wiſd. 7.
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            18, 19.</note>
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