Anecdotes of the Deaf King George Iv & The Deaf & Dumb Boy
When King George IV. visited Ireland a deaf and dumb boy dete...
A Deaf Mute's Heroism
About five o'clock on Sunday afternoon several gentlemen s...
Robert S Lyons
Robert S. Lyons went about Ireland last summer visiting the d...
Do The Deaf & Dumb Think Themselves Unhappy?
Two deaf and dumb scholars of the late Abbe Siccard were aske...
Faith Cometh By Hearing
A deaf and dumb Lady said that the first time she went to chu...
Uneducated Deaf Mute's Ignorance Of God
Vauncey Thompson wrote after having been under instruction...
A Deaf And Dumb Man On The Bible
The following remarks on the Bible were written by a deaf and...
Acuteness Of Educated Deaf Mutes
One evening the senior class of girls and boys in a School fo...
The Earl Of Shaftesbury
At a meeting in aid of the deaf and dumb held in Dundee, at w...
The Deaf And Dumb Both Heard And Spoke
Vincent Ogden was recently charged with begging, under the pr...
A Dumb Dog
A deaf and dumb lady living in a German city, had, as a co...
Ordination Of Deaf Mutes In Philadelphia Usa
Nearly all the deaf mutes connected with the Protestant Episc...
A Cat Assisting A Deaf And Dumb Woman
The chill wind was moaning, the rain falling drearily, and da...
The Little Demerarian
A little coloured deaf and dumb girl in Demerara came to M...
The Little Deaf And Dumb Preacher
In a small town in Germany lived a locksmith and his wife,...
A Naval Chef D'euvre
Gervase Murray, a deaf and dumb young man, the son of a po...
The Bachelor Of Science
A fact without precedent has just happened at the Sorbonne. A...
The Age Of Deaf Mutes
The question is frequently asked, "Is there a greater mortali...
The Indians And Deaf And Dumb
We are quite sure the Indians were delighted by the recept...
The Right Hon W E Gladstone And The Deaf And Dumb
Mr. Gladstone, on being presented with the freedom of the Wor...
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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