Anecdotes of the Deaf Lord Seaforth
Lord Seaforth, who was born deaf and dumb, was to dine one da...
Rapid Bicycle Travelling
Yesterday week a young man named Sydney Cornwall, of Coventry...
Grace Annable was deaf, dumb, and blind, and although her for...
Cleansing From Sin
Matthew Jones, a poor deaf and dumb boy, once wrote the meani...
An Amusing Story
Here is an amusing story hailing from Munich. During the past...
Heroic Conduct Of A Deaf And Dumb Girl
On Tuesday last an inquest was held by Mr. Michael Fullam,...
Comparative Numbers Of The Sexes Of Deaf Mutes
In all countries where statistics have been compiled, the num...
A Russian Deaf And Dumb Youth's Reply
A young Russian, of great talents, though deaf and dumb, who ...
A Naval Chef D'euvre
Gervase Murray, a deaf and dumb young man, the son of a po...
A Deaf Mute's Ideas Before Instruction
The following extract from the correspondence of a deaf and d...
This gentleman, who is now senior professor in the Paris Inst...
A Deaf And Dumb Sculptor At Brussels
A deaf and dumb sculptor named Van Louy de Canter has recentl...
The Scriptures And The State Of The Deaf And Dumb
"Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are ...
Deaf Mutes In The Town And Country
Wilhelmi tried to ascertain by means of his statistics in wha...
A Will Made By Pantomime
The Supreme Court of Maine recently, after a six days trial, ...
Probable Numbers Of The Deaf & Dumb
There is an increasing desire on the part of the various Gove...
Deaf And Dumb Clergymen
In America there are four deaf and dumb clergymen working in ...
A Thought Of The South Sea Islanders
Among some of the islands of the South Sea the compound word ...
The Deaf Mute's Faith
One day a minister's servant brought a subscription book and ...
Julia Brace, a deaf, dumb, and blind woman, who died in Augus...
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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