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.
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            tre of the Moon, than the outward Circumfe-
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            rence of the enlightned part. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But the Moon
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            being in the Full; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">then does it ſeem to receive
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            theſe Stars within its Limb.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">4. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Though the Moon do ſometimes appear
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            the firſt day of her Change, when ſo much as
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            appears enlightned, cannot be above the 80 part
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            of her Diameter, yet then will the Horns
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            ſeem at leaſt to be of a Fingers breadth in Ex-
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            tenſion. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve"># Which could not be, unleſs the Air
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            about it were illuminated.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">5. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">’Tis obſerv'd, in the Solary Eclipſes, that
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            there is ſometimes a great Trepidation about
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            the Body of the Moon, from which we may
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            likewife argue an Atmo-ſphæra, ſince we can-
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            not well conceive what ſo probable a cauſe
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            there ſhould be of ſuch an appearance as this,
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            Quod radii Solares à vaporibus Lunam ambien-
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            tibus fuerint interciſi, that the Sun beams were
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            broken and refracted by the Vapours that en-
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            compaſſed the Moon.</s>
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            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0107-01" xlink:href="note-0107-01a" xml:space="preserve">Scheiner
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            Roſ. Vrſ. l.
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            4. pars. 2.
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            c. 27.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">6. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">I may add the like Argument taken from
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            another Obſervation, which will be eaſily try-
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            ed and granted. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">When the Sun is Eclipſed,
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            we diſcern the Moon as ſhe is in her own na-
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            tural bigneſs; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but then ſhe appears ſomewhat
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            leſs than when ſhe is in the Full, though ſhe
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            be in the ſame place of her ſuppos'd Excen-
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            trick and Epicycle; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and therefore Tycho hath
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            Calculated a Table for the Diameter of the di-
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            vers New Moons. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But now there is no reaſon
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            ſo probable, to ſalve this appearance, as to
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            place an Orb of thicker Air, near the Body
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            of that Planet, which may be enlightned by
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            the reſlected Beams, and through which the</s>
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