Anecdotes of the Deaf A Thought Of The South Sea Islanders
Among some of the islands of the South Sea the compound word ...
The Little Demerarian
A little coloured deaf and dumb girl in Demerara came to M...
The Countess Of Orkney
The following curious anecdote is related of Mary, Countes...
Helen Silvie was a Scotch girl. She was born in the villag...
Heroic Conduct Of A Deaf And Dumb Girl
On Tuesday last an inquest was held by Mr. Michael Fullam,...
The Queen And The Deaf And Dumb
Not far from Osborne House, Isle of Wight, there lives a poor...
A Brave Defender
After reaching our encampment (at Jenin in Palestine) our dra...
A poor old deaf man resided in Fife; he was visited by his mi...
In St. Modwen's Churchyard at Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshir...
The Little Deaf And Dumb Preacher
In a small town in Germany lived a locksmith and his wife,...
The Bible And The Deaf And Dumb
The following is taken from the British and Foreign Bible Soc...
Sir Walter Scott On The Deaf & Dumb
Sir Walter Scott in his novel "Peveril of the Peak," uses the...
A Deaf Mute's Gratitude
M. Felix Martin, an artist, deaf and dumb from his birth, ...
A Deaf And Dumb Boy Not Afraid To Die
Bernard Grimshaw, a little deaf and dumb boy, lay seriously i...
Deaf Dumb Blind And Lame
David Simons, of Boston, is deaf and dumb; he is also blind; ...
Causes Of Deaf-mutism
The intermarriage of blood-relations is doubtless one cause. ...
At a meeting held in a country village in aid of the Deaf and...
A Deaf Mute's Ideas Before Instruction
The following extract from the correspondence of a deaf and d...
Deaf And Dumb Lady's Idea Of Music
A lady who graduated from the Institution at New York some...
Ordination Of Deaf Mutes In Philadelphia Usa
Nearly all the deaf mutes connected with the Protestant Episc...
Do The Deaf & Dumb Think Themselves Unhappy?
Two deaf and dumb scholars of the late Abbe Siccard were asked--Do the
deaf and dumb think themselves unhappy? The following is the answer of
Massien:--"No; because we seldom lament that which we never possessed,
or know we can never be in possession of; but should the deaf and dumb
become blind, they would think themselves very unhappy, because sight is
the finest, the most useful, and the most agreeable of all the senses.
Besides, we are amply indemnified for our misfortune by the signal
favour of expressing by gestures and by writing our ideas, our thoughts,
and our feelings, and likewise by being able to read books and
The following is the answer of Clerc, the other pupil, to the same
question:--"He who never had anything has never lost anything, and he
who never lost anything has nothing to regret; consequently, the deaf
and dumb who never heard or spoke, have never lost either hearing or
speech, therefore cannot lament either the one or the other. And he who
has nothing to lament cannot be unhappy; consequently the deaf and dumb
are not unhappy. Besides, it is a great consolation for them to be able
to replace hearing by writing, and speech by signs."
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