Anecdotes of the Deaf A Victory
Peter Sims, a deaf and dumb boy, was walking past a large sho...
Rapid Bicycle Travelling
Yesterday week a young man named Sydney Cornwall, of Coventry...
In St. Modwen's Churchyard at Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshir...
A good story is told of ex-governor Magottin, of Kentucky, wh...
A Deaf Mute's Beautiful Answer
The Rev. R. Stewart says: "I knew of a gentleman who went to ...
A Deaf And Dumb Sexton Robbed
George E. Fischer, the deaf and dumb sexton of the St. Mary's...
A Deaf And Dumb Girl's Dream
(WRITTEN BY HERSELF.)
I had a dream on the 26th of January...
King George Iv & The Deaf & Dumb Boy
When King George IV. visited Ireland a deaf and dumb boy dete...
The Deaf And Dumb Both Heard And Spoke
Vincent Ogden was recently charged with begging, under the pr...
The Coming Mayoralty
The state coach for the Lord Mayor elect will be furnished by...
How To Save The Rates
In a vast majority of cases where the deaf and dumb are allow...
A Supposed Lunatic In Derby
At the Borough Police Court this morning, a man, who said ...
Ask A Blessing
A little boy was admitted as a pupil into the Institution for...
Observations Of Deaf & Dumb Children
A gentleman called to see some little deaf and dumb girls who...
A Thought Of The South Sea Islanders
Among some of the islands of the South Sea the compound word ...
A Mate For Laura Bridgman
Hetty Hutson lives in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvan...
A Cat Assisting A Deaf And Dumb Woman
The chill wind was moaning, the rain falling drearily, and da...
Like The Copy
Florence B----, a little girl in the Deaf and Dumb Institutio...
The Earl Of Shaftesbury
At a meeting in aid of the deaf and dumb held in Dundee, at w...
Acuteness Of Educated Deaf Mutes
One evening the senior class of girls and boys in a School fo...
The Countess Of Orkney
The following curious anecdote is related of Mary, Countess of Orkney.
She was deaf and dumb, and was married in 1753, by signs. She lived with
her husband, who was also her first cousin, at his seat, Rostellan, on
the harbour of Cork. Shortly after the birth of her first child, the
nurse, with considerable astonishment, saw the mother cautiously
approach the cradle in which the infant was sleeping, evidently full of
some deep design. The Countess having perfectly assured herself that the
child really slept, took a large stone, which she had concealed under
her shawl, and to the horror of the nurse--who, like all persons of the
lower order in her country, indeed in most countries, was fully
impressed with an idea of the peculiar cunning and malignity of
"dumbies"--raised it with an intent to fling it down vehemently. Before
the nurse could interpose the Countess had flung the stone--not,
however, as the servant had apprehended at the child, but on the floor,
where of course it made a great noise. The child immediately awoke, and
cried. The Countess, who had looked with maternal eagerness to the
result of her experiment, fell on her knees in a transport of joy. She
had discovered that her child possessed the sense which was wanting in
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