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.
objected; If Pythagoras were of this Opi-
† Alex.
Roſſ. l. 2. ſc.
2. c. 10.
nion, yet his Authority ſhould not be of any
credit, becauſe he was the Author of many
other monſtrous abſurdities.
To the FirſtI anſwer: The Objector could
not chuſe but know that this Aſſertion is by
many Antient Authors aſcribed to that ſect,
whereof Pythagoras was the chief.
He might
have ſeen it expreſly in Ariſtotle himſelf:
De Calo.
lib. 2. c. 13.
Οί @ υ @γέγουσι@π@μέὑτου μέσου
π~ρ @ύχ,τ τε γιω~ ε,υ @ @ωυ ου@υ κύκλω
φερο μζύιω ιρ@ τὸ μέσου, νύκτα τε κμέ-
ραυ ποιν.

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