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.
God, from the beginning to the end. Though
we may diſcern divers things in the World,
which may argue the infinite Wiſdom and
Power of the Author;
yet there will be al-
ways ſome Particulars left for our diſpute
and enquiry, and we ſhall never be able,
with all our induſtry, to attain a perfect
comprehenſion of the Creatures, or to find
them wholly out, from the beginning to the
end.
The Providence of God having thus con-
Valleſ.
Sacr. Phi-
lof. c. 64.
trived it, that ſo Man might look for ano-
ther Life after this, when all his longing
and thirſt ſhall be fully ſatisfied.
For ſince
no natural Appetite is in vain, it muſt ne-
ceſſarily follow, that there is a poſſibility of
attaining ſo much knowledg, as ſhall be com-
menſurate unto thoſe deſires;
which becauſe
it is not to be had in this World, it will
behove us then to expect and provide for
another.

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