Full text: Wilkins, John: A discovery of a new world

68. PROP. X.
That this Hypotheſis is exactly agreeable to
common appearances.

I T hath been already proved, that the Earth
is capable of ſuch a ſcituation and moti-
on, as this Opinion ſuppoſes it to have. It
remains, that in the laſt place, we ſhew how
agreeable this would be unto thoſe ordinary
ſeaſons of Days, Months, Years, and all
other appearances in the Heavens.

1. As for the difference betwixt Days and
Nights: ’tis evident, That this may be cau-
ſed as well by the Revolution of the Earth,
as the Motion of the Sun; ſince the Heavenly
Bodies muſt needs ſeem after the ſame man-
ner to Riſe and Set, whether or no they
themſelves by their own Motion do paſs by
our Horizon and Vertical Point; or whether
our Horizon and Vertical Point, by the Revo-
lution of our Earth, do paſs by them. Ac-
cording to that of Ariſtotle, {οὐ}υιν μιάφέρ{ει} {κι}ν{εἶ}ν τη; ν ὅψιν το ὸρώμενον There will not
appear any difference, whether or no the
Eye be moved from the Object, or the Ob-
ject from the Eye. And therefore I cannot
chuſe but wonder that a Man of any Reaſon


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