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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            worms that are bred & </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2225" xml:space="preserve">nouriſh’d by the Snow,
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              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0163-01" xlink:href="note-0163-01a" xml:space="preserve">Subtil. l. 9.</note>
            from which being once ſeparated, they dye.</s>
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2227" xml:space="preserve">Thus alſo is it with the Air, which we may
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            well conceive does chiefly concur to the nou-
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              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0163-02" xlink:href="note-0163-02a" xml:space="preserve">The Air.</note>
            riſhing of all Vegitables. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2228" xml:space="preserve">For if their Food
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            were all ſucked out from the Earth, there
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            muſt needs be then ſome ſenſible decay in the
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            ground by them; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2229" xml:space="preserve">eſpecially, ſince they do eve-
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            ry year renew their Leaves and Fruits: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2230" xml:space="preserve">which
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            being ſo many, and ſo often, could not be produ-
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            ced without abundance of nouriſhment. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2231" xml:space="preserve">To
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            this purpoſe is the experiment of Trees cut
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            down, which will of themſelves put forth
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            Sprouts. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2232" xml:space="preserve">As alſo that of Onyons, and the Sem-
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            per-vive, which will ſtrangely ſhoot forth,
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            and grow as they hang in the open Air. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2233" xml:space="preserve">Thus
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            likewiſe is it with ſome Senſible Creatures;
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            <s xml:id="echoid-s2234" xml:space="preserve">the Camelion (ſaith Pliny and Solinus)
              <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0163-03" xlink:href="note-0163-03a" xml:space="preserve">Hiſt. li. 8
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              cap. 33.
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              Polyhiſter.
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              cap. 53.</note>
            meerly nouriſhed by this: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2235" xml:space="preserve">And ſo are the
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            Birds of Paradiſe, Treated of by many;</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2236" xml:space="preserve"> which reſide conſtantly in the Air, Nature
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              <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0163-04" xlink:href="note-0163-04a" xml:space="preserve">Lop. hiſt.
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              Ind. Occid.
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              cap. 96.
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              Majolus
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              Colleq. 3.</note>
            baving not beſtowed upon them any Legs, and
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            therefore they are never ſeen upon the ground,
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            but being dead. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2237" xml:space="preserve">If you ask, how they multi-
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            ply? </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2238" xml:space="preserve">’tis anſwer’d, they lay their Eggs on the
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              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0163-05" xlink:href="note-0163-05a" xml:space="preserve">’Tis likely
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              that theſe
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              Birds do
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              chiefly re-
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              ſide in the
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              Æthereal
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              Air, where
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              they are
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              nouriſhed
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              and up-
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              held.</note>
            backs of one anather, upon which they ſit till
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            their Young Ones be fledg’d. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2239" xml:space="preserve"> Rondoletius from the Hiſtory of Hermolaus Barbarus tells
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            us of a Prieſt (of whom one of the Popes had
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            the cuſtody) that lived Forty years upon meer
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            Air. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2240" xml:space="preserve">As alſo of a Maid in France, and another
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            in Germany, that for divers years together did
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            feed on nothing but this: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s2241" xml:space="preserve">Nay, he affirms, that
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            he himſelf had ſeen one, who lived till Ten
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              <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0163-06" xlink:href="note-0163-06a" xml:space="preserve">De Piſ-
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              cibus. lib. 1.
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              cap. 13.</note>
            years of Age without any nouriſhment. </s>
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