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: THE EAST PROSPECT OF THE GIANT'S CAUSWAY IN THE COUNTRY OF ANTRIM IN THE KINGDOM OF IRELAND.

: Su: Drury Pinx.; : Vivares Sculp.; : To the Right Honourable            John Boyle Earl of Orrery. This Plate is humbly inscribd by S. Drury.

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This Extraordinary Quarry, is from the Gap (a) at the East Angle for 40 Y:ds compos'd of very tall Pillars to (b) w.ch is 33 foot high & 2 broad; non on this Side are above an Inch or 2 Narrower, From thence to the North End thro'(c) is 180 Y:ds irregularly narrowing to a Point toward Scotland, gently sloping into the Sea, wch when the Side is in, flows over 60 Y:ds of it & falls down in little Cascades, as in the WestView. At (d) Pillars some 15 foot high. The stones wch compose some Pillars have all the Space on their Ends, yt is between the Circle & the outside, Flat, & as the Circle is always farthest from the narrowest side of the Polygon, the flat is broadest there as (e) Concave, (f) the Convex w.ch joyn'd it. Where the Circle touches the side, It devides the flat into little Triangles (g.h) When such are joyn'd the mark of Seperation is a strait Line on every Face of the Pillar as (d.) Many Stones have from one or more of these flat Triangles, as a Base, a Solid Angle continued up & hollow'd away smoothly, from so much of the Circle as is within yt Corner, upward & outward 2,3 or 4 Inches high (i) and that Angle of the next Stone w.ch joynd it (k) is rounded off exactly to fitt it. Those pieces seem properly to belong to ys last, tho shell'd off & sticking to the other without any Seam at the Union. The mark w.ch seperates these Angular Bitts from their proper Stone is a little curve Line on each Side the Angle of the Pillar, rising from the Pointwhere the Circle touches or intersects the sides (l) a Pillar having these Bitts, some loose, some fall'n out. Where the Circle is distant from any side, the space between is seldom flat, but the Stone is continued up uniling the 2 Angular Bitts & hollow'd away on the inside from the Circle up to the outside, w.ch Face (m) it terminates in a curve Line, The next Stone has that side & its Angles w.ch joyned the former (n) pared so as to want what the other has beyon'd its main Body; A Pillar of such joyn'd at (o) where some of these coupled Angles are on, others fall'n out. Where the whole Circle is within the Polygon, one Joynt has all these Angular Pieces united, making a pointed Rim quite round, rising highest at those Angles and Sides (p) w.ch are farthest from the Circle; The other has all its End rounded off from it's Circle to the outside, most being taken from the Sides & Angles (q) yt are furthest from it; The whole part so pared taken altogether seems a small part of a Convex Globe, as the inside of the Rim, is of a Concave one, & being 2 or 3 Inches wider above yn below, One End of each Stone slips out of this Rim without its Angles leaving it (14) by sticking to the next Stone.

These Angular Parts stick generally to the under Stone, whether it be Convex as (p) from off w.ch the Concave (q) is taken and turn'd up to View; or Concave as (r) from off w.ch the Convex (s) comes. At (t) a Pillar of such having the marks of it's Rims opening, but by this we cannot know to w.ch Stone the Convexity within belongs, it seeming to be Convex, as in part of a Pillar at (u) w.ch Stone when Seperated (w) may by Concave within at the End. But the greatesr number of Stones have not only part of the Rim but of the inner Convexity or Concavity also, sliced off as it were by 2 or 3 of its broadest Sides (x, y) Some by all. On every such Face when joyn'd, the Crevice on the Pillar shews part of the Convexity: It belongs generally to the under Stone (z) sometimes to the upper One (j). The Angular Bitts in some few Pillars (v) slick to the under End of each Stone. The Circle is often Entire within the Polygon at one End, (1) which is 18 Inches Diameter, yet at the other End of the same Stone it is cut off by 1, 2 or 3 of its Sides, (2) it being two Inches longer in Diameter, neither is the Cavity in One End exactly equal to the rising on it's other. Both the hollow & swellling of some Stones sick or rise Uniformly from the very Points of the Angles, some not above an Inch high in the Middle, of w.ch sort seem the original Tops (3): Part of a Pillar of this kind having a double Convex (4) in it. Another (5) having the Stones flatter, as they are farther from the double One. Part of a double Concave fall'n out (6) these Pillars are white & some 2 Inches asunder at their Tops, have lost their Angular pieces & the Sharpness of the Edges are worn off all here-about. Sometimes the under Angle of the upper Stone is united to the upper one of the Stone next under it (7) where some shew the Crack, others fall'n out together. The Angle at Top & Bottom of some Stones (8) are rounded neatly off together. A whole Pillar (9) so. At (10) a Pillar having some Stones ty'd together by these supplemental Pieces. Some Angles are pared quite to the other End (11) before it comes to a Point. The 4 lying shew all the sides of the same Stone. It is 9 Inches deep, an Inch & half Concave (8) at one End, the Sides seen 8, 16, 11, Inches broad, Convexon the other (12) shewing the other 3 Sides, 13, 6, 13. The rest are different Stones w.ch lay upon the Causway. At (13) some ruin'd Pillars. Part of a large range of Pillars seen on the top of the Hill w.ch is lessen'd somewhat to bring them in Sight. The Country People gather some Sea Weeds to make Kelp & Lee, & other sorts for Food as Sloake & Tangle. At (15) is a Pillar of 8 Sides.

: Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Feb: 1: 1743/4 for S. Drury, Whose Original Paintings of the Causway, obtain'd the Premium given, in the Year 1740, by the Rev.d Sam.l Madden, D.D. to be determin'd by the Hon.ble the Dublin Society for the Encouragement of Arts & Sciences.

: (); 1924

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