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As a refutation to all suggestions that the Causeway was not a work of nature, the author of Hibernia Curiosa in 1764 wrote: "The romantic supposition of its having been a causeway from Ireland to Scotland is ridiculous and absurd at first view. The nearest coast of Scotland to this place is at least 30 miles; if any use or design of this kind can be imagined ever to have taken place, it must to have been to some island not far from the shore, which the sea has swallowed up. But the general form and construction of the several parts is at the utmost distance from favoring such a supposition. Nor is the ridiculous opinion that is met with in some of the old natural histories of this kingdom less absurd, on a comparison that is made of this to Stonehenge on Salisbury-plain, that this, as well as that, may have been originally a monumental pile, or some ancient place of worship, for there is no more likeness in the comparison than would be found between two of the most dissimilar productions of art, or nature. Into such ridiculous fancies will men suffer themselves to be led, who have never seen the originals, of which they pretend to give a description; but implicitly write from the authority of others, equally with themselves, unacquainted with them." Bush, John. Hibernia Curiosa: A Letter from a Gentleman in Dublin, to His Friend at Dover ... :. London, 1764. 59-60.