Anecdotes of the Deaf A Deaf And Dumb Boy And His Brother
Brownlow Harrison, a bright little boy who had spent a few ye...
Trades Of The Deaf & Dumb In England And Wales
The following particulars showing the trades of the Deaf and ...
A Deaf And Dumb Boy Not Afraid To Die
Bernard Grimshaw, a little deaf and dumb boy, lay seriously i...
A poor deaf and dumb man, who might be said to be entirely...
A Will Made By Pantomime
The Supreme Court of Maine recently, after a six days trial, ...
Observations Of Deaf & Dumb Children
A gentleman called to see some little deaf and dumb girls who...
Deaf Dumb And Blind
An examination of students who were deaf, dumb, and blind too...
The Age Of Deaf Mutes
The question is frequently asked, "Is there a greater mortali...
United States Of America
The Tenth Census Report of the U. S. of America for 1880 cont...
A Happy Death Bed
Not long ago there died in the county Wexford, in Ireland, a ...
Dumb For Two Years
Two years ago, says the Auburn Advertizer, George Scott, one ...
A Deaf Mute's Ideas Before Instruction
The following extract from the correspondence of a deaf and d...
A Deaf And Dumb Girl's Dream
(WRITTEN BY HERSELF.)
I had a dream on the 26th of January...
An Interview With Laura Bridgman
We presume most of our readers will have read of Laura Bri...
Deaf Mutes In The Town And Country
Wilhelmi tried to ascertain by means of his statistics in wha...
Speed Of Manual Spelling
In reply to a question "What is the number of words a good...
Canon Farrar With The Deaf And Dumb
The Washington Post gives an account of Canon Farrar's vis...
Half A Score Deaf Mutes
On Tuesday evening last the Stamford Corn Exchange was crowde...
A Young Genius
(From the Journal of the Society of Arts, May 1, 1874.)
Ask A Blessing
A little boy was admitted as a pupil into the Institution for...
The Converted Mute
During a revival of religion in one of the New England villages, a son
of the clergyman returned home for a brief visit. The lad was a deaf
mute, and had spent his first term in the Deaf and Dumb Institution,
just then commencing its history. His parents having no knowledge of the
language of signs, and the boy being an imperfect writer, it was almost
impossible to interchange with him any but the most familiar ideas. He,
therefore, heard nothing of the revival. But before he had been at home
many days, he began to manifest signs of anxiety, and at length wrote
with much labour upon his slate, "Father, what must I do to be saved?"
His father wrote in reply, "My son, you must repent of sin, and believe
in the Lord Jesus Christ." "How must I do this?" asked the boy again
upon his slate. His father explained to him as well as he could, but the
poor untaught boy could not understand. He became more than ever
distressed; would leave the house in the morning for some retired place,
and would be seen no more until his father went in search of him. One
evening, at sunset, he was found upon the top of the hay, under the roof
of the barn, on his knees, his hands uplifted and praying to God in the
signs of the mutes. The distress of the parents was so intense, that
they sent for one of the teachers of the Asylum, and then for another;
but it seemed that the boy could not be guided to the Saviour of
sinners. One afternoon the father was on his way to fulfil an engagement
in a neighbouring town, and as he drove leisurely over the hills, the
poor inquiring and helpless son was continually in his thoughts. In the
midst of his supplications his heart became calm, and his long
distracted spirit was serene in the one thought that God was able to do
his own work. The speechless boy at length began to tell how he loved
his Saviour, and that he first found peace on the very afternoon when
the spirit of his father on the mountains was calmed and supported by
the thought that what God had promised he was able to perform.
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