Anecdotes of the Deaf William De Courcy
This boy was educated at a Deaf and Dumb School. He was fond ...
Helen Silvie was a Scotch girl. She was born in the villag...
A Dumb Dog
A deaf and dumb lady living in a German city, had, as a co...
Entertainment By Deaf And Dumb
The inhabitants of Mansfield had some most enjoyable meetings...
Sir Walter Scott On The Deaf & Dumb
Sir Walter Scott in his novel "Peveril of the Peak," uses the...
Alexander Ferguson The Famous Deaf And Dumb Swimmer
Alexander Ferguson, a dock mason of Dundee, (though now in...
An Ingenious Boy
We were lately shown a curiosity in the shape of a sewing mac...
A Deaf And Dumb Boy And His Brother
Brownlow Harrison, a bright little boy who had spent a few ye...
A Sad Case
T---- L---- lived near Derby. Hers was a sad case--deaf, d...
The Entertainments given on Tuesday in the Pavilion by Deaf a...
A Deaf Mute's Beautiful Answer
The Rev. R. Stewart says: "I knew of a gentleman who went to ...
Rapid Bicycle Travelling
Yesterday week a young man named Sydney Cornwall, of Coventry...
A Deaf Mute's Gratitude
M. Felix Martin, an artist, deaf and dumb from his birth, ...
A Novel Situation
During the past year a gentleman had occasion to visit a c...
Dumb For Two Years
Two years ago, says the Auburn Advertizer, George Scott, one ...
I Must Help
The following little incident will show how interested the...
A few years since an aged man, who had long been a sincere...
Portobello Swimming Club
On the mornings of Wednesday and Thursday the deep-diving med...
Comparative Numbers Of The Sexes Of Deaf Mutes
In all countries where statistics have been compiled, the num...
At a meeting held in a country village in aid of the Deaf and...
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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