Anecdotes of the Deaf How To Save The Rates
In a vast majority of cases where the deaf and dumb are allow...
A Deaf And Dumb Sculptor
There has just been placed outside St. Saviour's Church, for ...
Helen Silvie was a Scotch girl. She was born in the villag...
Cork Temperance Exhibition
The following were won by deaf mutes:--Both certificate and p...
The Age Of Deaf Mutes
The question is frequently asked, "Is there a greater mortali...
Half A Score Deaf Mutes
On Tuesday evening last the Stamford Corn Exchange was crowde...
The Queen And The Deaf And Dumb
Not far from Osborne House, Isle of Wight, there lives a poor...
The Deaf And Dumb Both Heard And Spoke
Vincent Ogden was recently charged with begging, under the pr...
A Deaf And Dumb Boy And His Brother
Brownlow Harrison, a bright little boy who had spent a few ye...
I Must Help
The following little incident will show how interested the...
Deaf Mutes In The Town And Country
Wilhelmi tried to ascertain by means of his statistics in wha...
The Unwelcome Tap
Isabella Green was a young woman who was completely blind ...
A Deaf And Dumb Clergyman
Among those who were ordained deacons on Trinity Sunday last ...
A Will Made By Pantomime
The Supreme Court of Maine recently, after a six days trial, ...
Trades Of The Deaf & Dumb In England And Wales
The following particulars showing the trades of the Deaf and ...
A Happy Death Bed
Not long ago there died in the county Wexford, in Ireland, a ...
Monograph Of The Colleonbola & Thysanura
BY SIR JOHN LUBBOCK, BART, M.P., &C.
This work is one of t...
Deaf Dumb Blind And Lame
David Simons, of Boston, is deaf and dumb; he is also blind; ...
The Bachelor Of Science
A fact without precedent has just happened at the Sorbonne. A...
In St. Modwen's Churchyard at Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshir...
A Naval Chef D'euvre
Gervase Murray, a deaf and dumb young man, the son of a poor widow
living at Balbriggan, has just completed a miniature merchant ship,
which in mechanical structure, symmetrical build, and neatness of
finish, is not probably surpassed by anything of the kind to be seen in
Ireland. It has been minutely inspected by competent judges, who assert
that its tout ensemble a more perfect piece of ingenious workmanship
they have never seen; nor could the most experienced ship carpenter do
more justice to the various compartments, appendages, and riggings than
has its mute architect, with but very indifferent apparatus--a penknife,
a file, and a bradawl being the principal instruments employed in the
work. It measures exactly six feet from the figure head to the helm, and
is precisely the same extent in height from the top of the mainmast to
the keel, the width being of proportional dimensions. The materials are
all of the best description, are tastefully polished or painted where
necessary, and are so exactly fitted in every part as to baffle the
detection of any conspicuous fault whatever. It is fully manned with a
crew of little wooden men, and officers in uniform, and completely
equipped with boats, capstan, blocks, hawsers, cables, davits,
cat-heads, bars, bolts, buckets, chocks, compasses, and even three brass
cannons; in short with everything that may be seen in a large ship. She
bears the significant name of "The Star of the Sea." Had he been able to
exhibit it, as he intended, at the late Dublin Exhibition, there is no
doubt that it would have attracted considerable attention, which perhaps
might have led to a substantial recognition of merit having been awarded
to a poor dumb youth, the chief support of his widowed mother, as a
well-deserved recompense for the patience and native talent displayed in
the construction of this tiny chef d'euvre of naval art, which must have
given him an immense amount of trouble and anxiety during the two years
he has been engaged in building it.--Irish Journal.
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