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original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1715. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... ELEMENTS P F Astronomy, Physical and
Geometrical. The Sixth Book. Of Comparative Astronomy, "N the Five
foregoing Books, we have explains Astronomy as it is agreeable to
the Inhabitants of the Earth; that is, we have de'scrib'd the
Phenomena of the Fix'd Stars, of the Sun, of the Planets and Comets
as they are seen from the Earth, and we have taught how to find the
respective Places of every one of them for a given Time, and other
Things of that nature, each in its proper place.- And now we (hall
in a few Words shew what kind of Aftronomy the Inhabitants of the
rest of thq Pla nets and other vast Bodies which are dispers'd over
the Universe, wou'd establish. Not that we believe, and much less
affirm, that there are any such Astronomers any where, but by
supposing the Eye to be plac'd sometimes in one and sometimes in
another of the Celestial Bodies, and explaining what fort of
Astronomy a Spectator wou'd establish according to his different
Station, we hope to give no small Light for the thorough
understanding of those Things which we have said of this our Earth;
For we wou'd not speak of such empty Appearances, and never seen or
likely to be seen in any one, Unless it was for this end.
Therefore, as we go on, we shall not only suppose the Eye in the
Planets which move about the Sun, and their Satellites, where
several famous Men have formerly and dd now believe that it is
probable that there are Inhabitants endu'd with Sense, but we shall
suppose it also in some one of the Comets, in the Sun itself, and
in theFix'd Stars, where no body has ever suppos'd Inhabitants. A
great many eminent Men have taken pains to illustrate this.
Plutarch fays many things with regard to this, in his Book of the
Face in the Orb of the Moon. Kepler wrote a Book of Lu...
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