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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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1135" xml:space="preserve">Suppoſe this Earth was A, which was to
            move in the Circle C. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1136" xml:space="preserve">D. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1137" xml:space="preserve">and let the Bullet
            be ſuppos'd at B. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1138" xml:space="preserve">within its proper Verge; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1139" xml:space="preserve">I
            ſay, whether this Earth did ſtand ſtill or move
            ſwiftly towards D. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1140" xml:space="preserve">yet the Bullet would ſtill
            keep at the ſame diſtance by reaſon of that mag-
            netick Vertue of the Centre (if I may ſo ſpeak)
            whereby all things within its Sphere are attra-
            cted with it. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s1141" xml:space="preserve">So that the Violence to the bul-
            let, being nothing elſe but that whereby ’tis
            remov’d from its Centre, therefore an equal
            violence can carry a Body from its proper place,
            but at an equal diſtance, whether or no this
            Earth where its Centre is, does ſtand ſtill or
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s1143" xml:space="preserve">The Impartial Reader may find ſufficient ſa-
            tisfaction for this, and ſuch other Arguments
            as may be urg'd againſt the Motion of </s>