Anecdotes of the Deaf Deaf And Dumb Lady's Idea Of Music
A lady who graduated from the Institution at New York some...
Deaf Dumb Blind And Lame
David Simons, of Boston, is deaf and dumb; he is also blind; ...
Portobello Swimming Club
On the mornings of Wednesday and Thursday the deep-diving med...
Monograph Of The Colleonbola & Thysanura
BY SIR JOHN LUBBOCK, BART, M.P., &C.
This work is one of t...
Causes Of Deaf-mutism
The intermarriage of blood-relations is doubtless one cause. ...
A Deaf And Dumb Man On The Bible
The following remarks on the Bible were written by a deaf and...
What would any of us be without education? By education, I me...
A Happy Death Bed
Not long ago there died in the county Wexford, in Ireland, a ...
A Deaf And Dumb Sculptor At Brussels
A deaf and dumb sculptor named Van Louy de Canter has recentl...
Ask A Blessing
A little boy was admitted as a pupil into the Institution for...
An Ingenious Boy
We were lately shown a curiosity in the shape of a sewing mac...
Peter Sims, a deaf and dumb boy, was walking past a large sho...
Speed Of Manual Spelling
In reply to a question "What is the number of words a good...
In Derby Police Court
A few years since the Head Master of the Deaf and Dumb Ins...
At the great Exhibition in 1851 there was exhibited a set of ...
Sir Walter Scott On The Deaf & Dumb
Sir Walter Scott in his novel "Peveril of the Peak," uses the...
The Earl Of Shaftesbury
At a meeting in aid of the deaf and dumb held in Dundee, at w...
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...
The Entertainments given on Tuesday in the Pavilion by Deaf a...
An Amusing Story
Here is an amusing story hailing from Munich. During the past year the
professor of Aesthetics in the University, whose lectures are
proverbially wearisome, delivered his lectures (as usual) to a scanty
audience. There were five students in all, who, week by week, melted and
grew "beautifully less," until at last but one was left. This solitary
individual, however, seemed to concentrate in his own person all the
diligence, application, and punctuality of his frivolous fellows. At the
conclusion of the last lecture of the course the professor approached
him and praised him for these admirable qualities, and proceeded to
inquire of him, "What is your name, my young friend?" No answer. "What
country are you from?" Absolute silence. The matter was soon elucidated,
for it was discovered that the patient and persevering disciple was a
poor deaf mute, who had taken refuge from the severe cold of winter in
the warm lecture rooms of the University.
The following is extracted from "The Christian Leader":--At a Christmas
competition of blind readers which took place on Friday and Saturday,
21st and 22nd December, 1883, in the Mission Hall in Bath Street,
Glasgow, was found a blind deaf mute among the blind hearing
competitors. Educated when young in the Institution for the Deaf and
Dumb, he was able to do for himself until he lost his sight two or three
years ago. He had then to make use of his fingers in reading as well as
speaking; and in spite of the formidable difficulties in the way of his
learning the embossed type, he made a most creditable appearance on
Saturday and gained a special prize. The remark made by one of the
examiners when this man was reading will, we are sure, express the
thought of all who peruse these lines--"How thankful to God we ought to
be for the use of our faculties, and especially for this precious
blessing of sight!" This blind deaf mute is Mr. Daniel Hunter Ardrossan,
one of the members of the Ayrshire Deaf and Dumb Mission.
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