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 style="it" xml:space="preserve">Brevem replere non valentis ambitum,
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          # Pudebit aucti nominis.</head>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">He that to Honour only ſeeks to mount,
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            # And that his chiefeſt end doth count;
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Let him behold the largeneſs of the Skies,
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            # And on the ſtrait Earth caſt his Eyes; </s>
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            He will deſpiſe the glory of his Name,
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Why ſhould any one be taken up in the
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            admiration of theſe lower out-ſides, theſe
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            earthly Glories? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Reſpicite Cœli ſpatium, fir-
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            mitudinem, celeritatem, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">aliquando deſinite
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            vilia mirari. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">He that rightly underſtands
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            the Nature of the Heavens, will ſcarce e-
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            ſteem any other thing worth his notice, much
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            leſs his wonder.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0361-01" xlink:href="note-0361-01a" xml:space="preserve">Idem l. 3.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Now when we lay all this together, that
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            he who hath moſt in the World, hath almoſt
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            nothing of it; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">That the Earth it ſelf, in
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            compariſon to the Univerſe, is but an incon-
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            ſiderable Point: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And yet that this whole
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            Univerſe does not bear ſo great proportion
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            to the Soul of Man, as the Earth does unto
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            that: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I ſay, when a Man, in ſome retired
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            thoughts, ſhall lay all this together, it muſt
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            needs ſtir up his spirits to a contempt of
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            theſe earthly Things, and make him place
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            his love, and endeavour upon thoſe Com-
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            forts that may be more anſwerable to the
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            excellency of his Nature.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Without this Science, what Traffick could
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            we have with Forreign Nations? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">What</s>
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