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.
ſo with a more familiar view behold her
Condition.
And becauſe you ſhall have no
occaſion to queſtion the Truth oſ thoſe Expe-
riments, which I ſhall afterwards urge from
it;
I will therefore ſet down the Teſtimony
of an Enemy, and ſuch a Witneſs hath always
been accounted prevalent:
you may ſee it in the
above nam’d Cæſar la Galla, whoſe Words
are theſe:
Mercureum caduceum geſtantem, cœ-
De phœ-
nom. cap. 1.
leſtia nunciare, &
mortuorem animas ab inferis
revocare ſapiens finxit antiquitas.
Galilæum
verò novum Fovis interpretem Teleſcopio caduceo
inſtructum Sydera aperire, &
veterum Philoſo-
phorum manes ad ſuperosrevocare ſolere noſtra ætas
videt &
admiratur. ‘Wiſe Antiquity Fabled
Mercury carrying a Rod in his hand, to relate
News from Heaven, and call back the Souls
of the Dead;
but it hath been the happineſs
of our Induſtrious Age to ſee and admire Ga-
‘ lilæus, the new Embaſſador of the Gods, fur-
‘ niſhed with his Perſpective to unfold the Na-
‘ ture oſ the Stars, and awaken the Ghoſts of
the Ancient Philoſophers.
So worthily and
highly did theſe Men eſteem of this excel-
lent Invention.

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