VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.freejokes.ca Informational Site Network Informational
Privacy
  Home Stories Jokes Joke Topics Jokes Riddles Anecdotes Irish Humour Jests Canadian Humour Puns Animal Anecdotes Free Jokes Humour Scenes


Most Viewed

George Iii. On Punctuality
A Beggar's Wedding
A Gamekeeper's Daughter
A Child On Board
Navy Chaplains
The Deaf And Dumb Mother
Marie Antoinette
Dreaming
A Christmas Pudding Extraordinary
The Slave Trade


Least Viewed

Sheridan
Erskine
The Wounded Sailor
300 Scudi (l62), With The Words, "for The Advocate ..
Questioning
Man--shut It Up--shut It Up! Go Home And Read My Book, P
Marshal De Nevailles
China-ware
Mimic Reclaimed
Spare Moments




The Deaf and Dumb Mother

Anecdotes Home






The late Countess of Orkney, who died at an
advanced age, was deaf and dumb, and was married in 1753 by signs. She
resided with her husband at his seat, Rostellan, near Cork. Shortly after
the birth of her first child, the nurse saw the mother cautiously approach
the cradle in which the infant lay asleep, evidently full of some deep
design. The Countess, having first assured herself that her babe was fast
asleep, took from under her shawl a large stone, which had purposely been
concealed there, and, to the utter horror of the nurse, who largely shared
the popular notion that all dumb persons are possessed of peculiar cunning
and malignity, raised it up, as if to enable her to dash it down with
greater force. Before the nurse could interpose to prevent what she
believed would bring certain death to the sleeping and unconscious child,
the dreadful stone was flung, not at the cradle, however, but upon the
ground, and fell with great violence. The noise awakened the child. The
Countess was overjoyed, and, in the fulness of a mother's heart, she fell
upon her knees to express her thankfulness that her beloved infant
possessed a blessing denied to herself--the sense of hearing. This lady
often gave similar indications of superior intelligence, though we can
believe that few of them equalled the present in interest.





Next: Filial Affection

Previous: General St. Amour



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 3630





Random Anecdotes

Steele & Addison
Old Ambrose
James The First
The Ladies Of Beauvais
Algerine Captain
Making Things Better
Sir Samuel Hood
Parisian Rag-picker
A Choice
Dramatic Effect
A Faithful Depositary
Equality In Danger
Questioning
Abernethy
Another
Spare Moments
An Odd Fault
Hume
Welcome Sight
Turner
Bannister
Integrity
A Child On Board
Ingenious Contrivance
Morland