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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            <s xml:space="preserve">Os homini ſublime dedit, Celumq; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">tueri
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            Juſſit, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">erectos ad Sydera tollere vultus.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">God gave to Man an upright Face, that be
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            Might view the Stars, and learn Aſtronomy.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Conſider it in reference to us, and ſo
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            it is;</s>
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          <p>
            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Moſt Uſeful.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Moſt Pleaſant.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Moſt Uſeful, and that in ſundry re-
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            ſpects. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">It proves a God and a Providence,
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            and incites our Hearts to a greater admira-
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            tion and fear of his Omnipotency. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">We may
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            underſt and by the Heavens, bow much mightier
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            he is that made them; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">for by the greatneſs and
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            beauty of the Creatures, proportionably the Maker
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            of them is ſeen, ſaith the Book of Wiſdom, Ch.
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">13.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">4,5. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Twas hence Ariſtotle fetch’d his chief
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            Argument to prove a primus Motor. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Twas
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            the conſideration of theſe things that ſirſt led
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            Men to the Knowledg and Worſhip of God,
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            (ſaith
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            Tully); </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Hæc nos primum ad Deo-
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            rum cultum, tum ad modeſtiam, magnitudinemq;
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">animi erudivit. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And therefore when God by
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            the Prophet, would convince the People of
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            his Deity, he bids them lift up their Eyes on
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            high; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and behold who hath created thoſe things,
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            that bringeth out their Hoſt by Number, that
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            calleth them all by their Names, &</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">c. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Iſa.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">40.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">26. </s>
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            Which occaſioned that ſaying of Laetantius; </s>
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            Tanta rerum magnitudo, tanta diſpoſitio, tanta
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            in ſervandis ordinibus, temporibuſq; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">conſtantia,</s>
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