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 Moon may be a World.
more obſcure. But as they do always in their
Mutual Viciſſitudes participate of one anothers
Light;
ſo alſo do they partake of the ſame
Defects and Darkenings;
for when our Moon
is Eclipſed, then is their Sun darkened;
and
when our Sun is Eclipſed, then is their Moon
deprived of its Light, as you may ſee affrmed
by Meſlin.
Quod ſi terram nobis ex alto liceret
intueri, quemadmodum deficientem lunam ex
Epic. Aſtro
1.4. part. 2.
longinque ſpectare poſſumus, videremus tempore
Eclipſis ſolis terræ aliquam partem lumine ſolis
deficere, eodem planè modo ſicut ex oppoſitio luna de-
ficit.
‘If we might behold this Globe of Earth
‘at the ſame diſtance, as we do the Moon in
‘her Defect, we might diſcern ſome part of it
‘darkened in the Suns Eclipſes, juſt ſo as the
‘Moon is in hers.
For as our Moon is Eclip-
ſed by the Interpoſition of our earth, ſo is their
Moon Eclipſed by the Interpoſition of theirs.
The manner of this Mutual Illumination be-
twixt theſe two you may plainly diſcern in this
Figure following.

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