Anecdotes of the Deaf William De Courcy
This boy was educated at a Deaf and Dumb School. He was fond ...
The Age Of Deaf Mutes
The question is frequently asked, "Is there a greater mortali...
The Deaf And Dumb Both Heard And Spoke
Vincent Ogden was recently charged with begging, under the pr...
A Novel Situation
During the past year a gentleman had occasion to visit a c...
A good story is told of ex-governor Magottin, of Kentucky, wh...
The Countess Of Orkney
The following curious anecdote is related of Mary, Countes...
Mr. James Wyllie (the Herd Laddie), the greatest living draug...
The Deaf And Dumb In Texas
Deaf and Dumb men have a poor chance in Texas. One of them we...
A Thought Of The South Sea Islanders
Among some of the islands of the South Sea the compound word ...
The Scriptures And The State Of The Deaf And Dumb
"Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are ...
A Deaf Mute's Gratitude
M. Felix Martin, an artist, deaf and dumb from his birth, ...
A Happy Death Bed
Not long ago there died in the county Wexford, in Ireland, a ...
A Deaf And Dumb Sculptor At Brussels
A deaf and dumb sculptor named Van Louy de Canter has recentl...
Observations Of Deaf & Dumb Children
A gentleman called to see some little deaf and dumb girls who...
Ask A Blessing
A little boy was admitted as a pupil into the Institution for...
A Deaf And Dumb Lawyer
Mr. Lowe, a gentleman who has been deaf and dumb from his inf...
Faith Cometh By Hearing
A deaf and dumb Lady said that the first time she went to chu...
Deaf And Dumb Boy And His Mother
Zachariah was a deaf and dumb boy, thirteen years of age, who...
A Deaf Mute's Beautiful Answer
The Rev. R. Stewart says: "I knew of a gentleman who went to ...
Deaf Dumb Blind And Lame
David Simons, of Boston, is deaf and dumb; he is also blind; ...
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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