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.
Saint Baſil did endeavour to prove this out of
Iſa. 51. 6.
Ant. lect.
l. 1. c. 4.
Hiſt. nat.
l. 2. c.11.13.
that place in Iſaiab, where they are compar'd
to Smoak, as they are both quoted by Rhodi-
ginus.
Euſebius Nicrembergius doth likewiſe
from that place confute the Solidity and In-
corruptibility of the Heavens, and cites for
the ſame Interpretation the Authority of Eu-
In lib. ſup.
Gen. ad lit.
ſtachius of Antioch;
and St. Auſtin, I am ſure,
in one place ſeems to aſſent unto this Opinion,
though he does oſten in his other Works con-
tradict it.

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