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">In which kind of Hypotheſis there will be a
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            double difference of Motion. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The one cauſed
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            by the different ſcituation of the Moon's Bo-
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            dy in its own Eccentrick. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The other by the
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            different ſcituation of the Moons Orb in the
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            Earth's Eccentrick: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">which is ſo exactly an-
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            ſwerable to the Motions and Appearances of
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            this Planet, that from hence Lansbergius draws
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            an Argument for this Syſtem of the Heavens,
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            which in the ſtrength of his confidence he
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            calls, Demonſtr ationem ’ζπιςηγεονιυUlot;</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ù, cui nullâ
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            ratione poteſt contradici.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">4. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">As for the difference betwixt Winter
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            and Summer; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">betwixt the number and length
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            of Days, which appertain to each of thoſe
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            Seaſons: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">the ſeeming motion of the Sun from
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            one Sign to another in the Zodiack: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">All this
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            may eaſily be ſolved, by ſuppoſing the Earth
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            to move in an Eccentrical Orb about the Sun.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Thus,</s>
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