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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          <head xml:space="preserve">PROP. X.</head>
          <head style="it" xml:space="preserve">That this Hypotheſis is exactly agreeable to
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          common appearances.</head>
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              <emph style="bf">I</emph>
            T hath been already proved, that the Earth
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            is capable of ſuch a ſcituation and moti-
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            on, as this Opinion ſuppoſes it to have. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">It
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            remains, that in the laſt place, we ſhew how
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            agreeable this would be unto thoſe ordinary
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            ſeaſons of Days, Months, Years, and all
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            other appearances in the Heavens.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">As for the difference betwixt Days and
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            Nights: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’tis evident, That this may be cau-
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            ſed as well by the Revolution of the Earth,
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            as the Motion of the Sun; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſince the Heavenly
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            Bodies muſt needs ſeem after the ſame man-
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            ner to Riſe and Set, whether or no they
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            themſelves by their own Motion do paſs by
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            our Horizon and Vertical Point; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">or whether
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            our Horizon and Vertical Point, by the Revo-
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            lution of our Earth, do paſs by them. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Ac-
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            cording to that of
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            Ariſtotle, {οὐ}υιν μιάφέρ{ει}
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            {κι}ν{εἶ}ν τη;</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ν ὅψιν το ὸρώμενον There will not
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            appear any difference, whether or no the
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            Eye be moved from the Object, or the Ob-
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            ject from the Eye. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And therefore I cannot
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            chuſe but wonder that a Man of any Reaſon</s>
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