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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            with all thoſe myſteries which later Ages
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            have diſcovered; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">becauſe when God would
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            convince him of his own Folly and Igno-
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            rance, he propoſes to him ſuch queſtions, as
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            to him were altogether unanſwerable; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">which
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            notwithſtanding, any ordinary Philoſopher
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            in theſe days might have reſolved: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">As you
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            may ſee at large in the thirty eighth Chap-
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            ter of that Book.</s>
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            <note position="left" xlink:label="note-0188-01" xlink:href="note-0188-01a" xml:space="preserve">Eccl. 1. 18.</note>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">The occaſion was this: </s>
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            be-
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            fore deſired that he might diſpute with the
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            Almighty concerning the uprightneſs of his
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            own ways, and the unreaſonableneſs of thoſe
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            aſſlictions which he underwent, do’s at length
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            obtain his deſire in this kind; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and God vouch-
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            ſafes in this thirty eighth Chapter, to ar-
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            gue the caſe with him. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Where he do’s ſhew
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            Job how unfit he was to judge of the ways
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            of Providence, in diſpoſing of Bleſſings and
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            Afflictions, when as he was ſo Ignorant in
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            ordinary matters, being not able to diſcern
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            the reaſon of natural and common events.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">As † why the Sea ſhould be ſo bounded
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            from overflowing the Land? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">What is
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            the
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            breadth of the Earth? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">What is the †rea-
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            ſon of the Snow or Hail? </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">What was the
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            cauſe of the Rain or Dew, of Ice and Froſt,and the like. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">By which queſtions, it ſeems
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            Job was ſo utterly puzled, that he is fain af-
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            terwards to humble himſelf in this acknow-
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            ledgment: </s>
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            I have uttered that I underſtood
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            not, things too wonderful for me, which I knew
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            not: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Wherefore I abhor my ſelf, and repent in
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            duſt and aſhes.</s>
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            <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0189-01" xlink:href="note-0189-01a" xml:space="preserve"> Cap. 1</note>
            <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0189-02" xlink:href="note-0189-02a" xml:space="preserve">† V. 8. 10
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            11.</note>
            <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0189-03" xlink:href="note-0189-03a" xml:space="preserve">Ver. 18.
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            † Ver. 22.</note>
            <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0189-04" xlink:href="note-0189-04a" xml:space="preserve"> V.28, 29.</note>
            <note symbol="*" position="right" xlink:label="note-0189-05" xlink:href="note-0189-05a" xml:space="preserve">C. 42. 3.</note>
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