Paine's Footnote on the Transit of Venus
The excerpt below is part of Paine’s introduction to his theories on the plurality of worlds. In it he describes the planetary system, as known at the time, in terms of Kepler’s Laws. He then uses the observation of the Transit of Venus as a practical application of supportmichaelocc.ca the laws. Paine's footnote #11 is presented below in BOLD for emphasis.