Anecdotes of the Deaf The Right Hon W E Gladstone And The Deaf And Dumb
Mr. Gladstone, on being presented with the freedom of the Wor...
His Right Name
In a letter received by the head master at the Deaf and Dumb ...
Great Swimming Feats
1. Fourteen miles down the river with the rapid ebb tide, fro...
Rapid Bicycle Travelling
Yesterday week a young man named Sydney Cornwall, of Coventry...
Uneducated Deaf Mute's Ignorance Of God
Vauncey Thompson wrote after having been under instruction...
The Countess Of Orkney
The following curious anecdote is related of Mary, Countes...
A Deaf And Dumb Girl's Dream
(WRITTEN BY HERSELF.)
I had a dream on the 26th of January...
What would any of us be without education? By education, I me...
Deaf And Dumb Clergymen
In America there are four deaf and dumb clergymen working in ...
This gentleman, who is now senior professor in the Paris Inst...
Probable Numbers Of The Deaf & Dumb
There is an increasing desire on the part of the various Gove...
A few years since an aged man, who had long been a sincere...
The Age Of Deaf Mutes
The question is frequently asked, "Is there a greater mortali...
A Dumb Dog
A deaf and dumb lady living in a German city, had, as a co...
Speed Of Manual Spelling
In reply to a question "What is the number of words a good...
Like The Copy
Florence B----, a little girl in the Deaf and Dumb Institutio...
A Novel Situation
During the past year a gentleman had occasion to visit a c...
Ordination Of Deaf Mutes In Philadelphia Usa
Nearly all the deaf mutes connected with the Protestant Episc...
Julia Brace, a deaf, dumb, and blind woman, who died in Augus...
Acuteness Of Educated Deaf Mutes
One evening the senior class of girls and boys in a School fo...
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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