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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            proving of a God, and making Men reli-
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            gious; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſo likewiſe may it ſerve to confirm
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            unto us the Truth of the Holy Scriptures;
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſince the Sacred Story, in the order of its
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            Narrations, does ſo exactly agree with the
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            Converſions of Heaven, and Logiſtical Aſtro-
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            nomy.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">It may alſo ſtir us up to behave our ſelves
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            anſwerably, unto the noble and divine Na-
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            ture of our Souls. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">When I conſider the Hea-
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            ven, the Works of thy Fingers; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">the Moon and
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            the Stars which thou haſt ordained: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">What is
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            Man, that thou art ſo mindful of him? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">as to
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            create ſuch vaſt glorious Bodies for his Ser-
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            vice.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0359-01" xlink:href="note-0359-01a" xml:space="preserve">Pſal.8. 3,6</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Again, when I conſider with my ſelf, the
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            ſtrange immenſity and bigneſs of this great
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            Univerſe; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">in compariſon to which, this Earth
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            of ours, is but as an undiſcernable Point:
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">When I conſider that I carry a Soul about
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            me, of a far greater worth than all this,
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            and Deſires that are of a wider extent, and
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            more unbounded capacity, than this whole
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            Frame of Nature; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">then me-thinks it muſt
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            needs argue a degenerateneſs and poverty
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            of Spirit, to buſy my Faculties about ſo
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            ignoble, narrow a Subject, as any of theſe
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            earthly things.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">What a folly is it in Men to have ſuch
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            high conceits of themſelves, for ſome ſmall
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            Poſſeſſions which they have in the World
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            above others, to keep ſo great a busſle
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            about ſo poor a Matter. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Hoc eſt punctum</s>
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