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.
Diſtinctly ſet down for this Opinion. For
the better Confirmation of which he adjoins
alſo ſome Authentical Epiſtles of Fredericus
Gæſius Lyncæus, a Noble Prince, written to
Bellarmine, containing divers Reaſons to the
ſame purpoſe.
You may alſo ſee the ſame
Truth ſet down by Fohannes Pena, in his Pre-
face to Euclids Opticks, and Chriſtoph.
Roth-
manus, both who thought the Firmament to
De ſtella.
15. 72. l. 1.
c. 9.
be only Air:
and though the Noble Tycho do
Diſpute againſt them, yet he himſelf holds,
Quod propius ad veritatis penetralia accedit hæc
opinio, quam Ariſtotelica vulgariter approbata,
quæ cælum pluribus realibus atque imperviis orbi-
bus citra rem replevit.
‘That this Opinion
comes nearer to the Truth, than the common
one of Ariſtotle, which hath to no purpoſe
filled the Heavens with ſuch real and Imper-
‘ vious Orbs.

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