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


Suppoſe this Earth was A, which was to
move in the Circle C. D. and let the Bullet
be ſuppos'd at B. within its proper Verge; I
ſay, whether this Earth did ſtand ſtill or move
ſwiftly towards D. yet the Bullet would ſtill
keep at the ſame diſtance by reaſon of that mag-
netick Vertue of the Centre (if I may ſo ſpeak)
whereby all things within its Sphere are attra-
cted with it. So that the Violence to the bul-
let, being nothing elſe but that whereby ’tis
remov’d from its Centre, therefore an equal
violence can carry a Body from its proper place,
but at an equal diſtance, whether or no this
Earth where its Centre is, does ſtand ſtill or

The Impartial Reader may find ſufficient ſa-
tisfaction for this, and ſuch other Arguments
as may be urg'd againſt the Motion of that


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