The Contrast Between Atheism, Paganism, and Christianity Illustrated; Or, the Uneducated Deaf and Dumb, as Heathens, Compared with Those who Have Been Instructed ... as Christians

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(Thomas Collins, the first pupil of the institution, in the printing-office of his master.) M. Goodwin, 29, Denmark-Street, 1827 - 252 pages
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Page 132 - They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep. For He commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
Page 189 - Though justice be thy plea, consider this, That, in the course of justice, none of us Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy; And that same prayer doth teach us all to render The deeds of mercy.
Page 184 - See the wretch, that long has tost On the thorny bed of pain, At length repair his vigour lost, And breathe and walk again : The meanest floweret of the vale, The simplest note that swells the gale, The common sun, the air, the skies, To him are opening paradise.
Page 128 - The following occurs in pages 167—16!) of the " Scrap Book, or Selection of interesting and authentic Anecdotes," published in Dublin, 1825,12mo. by the Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor of Ireland, as one of their most valuable, and. almost unobjectionable set of cheap books for the poor:— Deaf, Dumb, and Blind American Girl. The following interesting account appeared in an American paper of the year 1817. "I heard a benevolent lady mention the name of Julia Brace, a girl about...
Page 189 - During the storming of the city of Sardis, a Persian, meeting Croesus, was through ignorance of his person about to kill him. The king overwhelmed by his calamity took no care to avoid the blow, or escape death ; but his Dumb son, when he saw the violent designs of the Persian, overcome with astonishment and terror, exclaimed aloud, ' Oh ! man, do not kill Crcesus.' This was the first time he had ever articulated, but he retained the faculty of speech, from this event as long as he lived...
Page 125 - In doing this, he appeared to be chiefly influenced by the impressions communicated to him by his sense of smell. When a stranger approached him, he eagerly began to touch some part of his body, commonly taking hold of...
Page 129 - Lord ; and let parents provide for their children, remembering the saying of the apostle, ' He that provideth not for his own, hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel
Page 125 - When a ring of keys was given to him, he seized them with great avidity, and tried each separately by suspending it loosely between two of his fingers, so as to allow it to vibrate freely ; and after tingling...
Page 27 - Good sense will stagnate. Thoughts shut up want air, And spoil, like bales unopen'd to the sun. Had thought been all, sweet speech had been denied ; Speech, thought's canal ! speech, thought's criterion too ! Thought in the mine , may come forth gold , or dross ; When coin'd in words, we know its real worth.
Page 52 - In my childhood my father made me make prayers in gestures, evening and morning. I threw myself on my knees, I joined my hands and moved my lips in imitation of those who speak when they are praying to God. " At present I know that there is a God, who is the Creator of heaven and earth.

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