Anecdotes of the Deaf An Interview With Laura Bridgman
We presume most of our readers will have read of Laura Bri...
United States Of America
The Tenth Census Report of the U. S. of America for 1880 cont...
This gentleman, who is now senior professor in the Paris Inst...
A Deaf And Dumb Girl's Dream
(WRITTEN BY HERSELF.)
I had a dream on the 26th of January...
Heroic Conduct Of A Deaf And Dumb Girl
On Tuesday last an inquest was held by Mr. Michael Fullam,...
Grace Annable was deaf, dumb, and blind, and although her for...
The Deaf And Dumb In Texas
Deaf and Dumb men have a poor chance in Texas. One of them we...
A few years since an aged man, who had long been a sincere...
The Age Of Deaf Mutes
The question is frequently asked, "Is there a greater mortali...
An Amusing Story
Here is an amusing story hailing from Munich. During the past...
Portobello Swimming Club
On the mornings of Wednesday and Thursday the deep-diving med...
A poor old deaf man resided in Fife; he was visited by his mi...
The Bible And The Deaf And Dumb
The following is taken from the British and Foreign Bible Soc...
What would any of us be without education? By education, I me...
A Deaf And Dumb Sculptor
There has just been placed outside St. Saviour's Church, for ...
Deaf Dumb Blind And Lame
David Simons, of Boston, is deaf and dumb; he is also blind; ...
The Right Hon W E Gladstone And The Deaf And Dumb
Mr. Gladstone, on being presented with the freedom of the Wor...
A Thought Of The South Sea Islanders
Among some of the islands of the South Sea the compound word ...
The Deaf And Dumb Both Heard And Spoke
Vincent Ogden was recently charged with begging, under the pr...
The Entertainments given on Tuesday in the Pavilion by Deaf a...
The Deaf Mute's Faith
One day a minister's servant brought a subscription book and laid it on
his study table, saying, "A dumb man brought it, sir." On looking at the
book, a thought struck the minister that he should not let that dumb
man out of his house without seeking his soul's good. He invited the man
in, and after kneeling in prayer before the man, and putting a
subscription into his hand, the following conversation took place in
writing. The minister wrote: "My dear friend, have you found the Lord
Jesus Christ to be precious to your soul? Are you born again?" The dumb
man answered, "Yes, I understand what is meant by 'born of the Spirit,'
it means a 'new creature' in Jesus." The minister was not quite
satisfied with the answer, and therefore he asked, "When were you made a
'new creature,' and how?" He answered, "I was under the impression of
sin six years ago, but I prayed to God for Christ's sake to give me a
new heart, and I felt joy and peace in my mind. I prayed O Lord, have
mercy on me a poor sinner. I also read the Psalms of David." In order to
bring out distinctly whether he really arrived at scriptural peace, for
he feared that, after all, the dumb man's faith might turn out to be
only a vague and wavering confidence, the minister asked him again "If
God were to call you away this night, would your sins be brought against
you, and would you have to answer for them all?" He answered, "I trust
in God for Christ's sake, because Jesus died for me. All those who trust
in Jesus' precious blood are cleansed from all sin. He is mighty to
save." The minister then asked, "Was it through the instruction you got
at the Deaf and Dumb Institution that these good impressions were made
upon your mind?" He answered, "My teacher used to teach the Bible to all
deaf and dumb pupils, but I did not feel any grace from God till I was
afraid to meet God for sins; then I looked to Christ by faith and got
peace." The minister then asked, "Will you write a sentence for me to
read to poor sinners, from a dumb man that cannot speak?" He then wrote
as follows--words which he meant to be used by the reader:--
"O Lord, have mercy upon me a poor sinner!"
"O Jesus, save me from death and hell!"
"O Jesus, take me away to heaven and eternal bliss!"
"O Jesus, take care of me every day!"
"Will you sign your name to all this?" then asked the minister. He
immediately complied with the request. We only give the initials J----
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