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John Galt (1779-1839)


From the lone shieling of the misty island

Mountains divide us, and the waste of seas -

Yet still the blood is strong, the heart is Highland,

And we in dreams behold the Hebrides

Fair those broad meads, these hoary woods are grand;

But we are exiles from our fathers' land.


John Galt (1779-1839)


             shiel·ing - 1. A shepherd's hut.

2. A mountain pasture used in the summer.

[From Scots shiel, hut, from Middle English schele, possibly from Old English *scēla, probably of Scandinavian origin;see (s)keu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
Anglo-Saxon meed, what is mowed or cut down. A Meadow. Analogous to Meadows, 
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Jack, I didn't realize that there was a John Galt before Ayn Rand's John Galt. Beautiful poetry. Thank you for the definitions, too. Hope all is well with you. I hope Duo gets the threads up and running soon. Thank you so much for being good at keeping in contact. Know that I think of you often. Best, JoLynne
You are more than welcome