A Blind Man's Offering

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Author, 1860 - Blind - 432 pages
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Page 180 - will bring the blind by a way that they know not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known; I will make darkness light before them, and
Page 418 - The stars shall fade away: the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years j But thou shall flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the
Page 272 - or mom, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, Or human face divine; But clouds instead, and ever
Page 385 - spell a word wrong with the fingers of her right hand, she. instantly strikes it with her left, as her teacher does, in sign of disapprobation; if right, then she pats herself upon the head, and looks pleased. She sometimes purposely spells a word wrong with
Page 389 - and converse with them by signs. " In her intellectual character it is pleasing to observe an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and a quick perception of the relations of things. In her moral character it is beautiful to behold her continual gladness, her keen enjoyment of existence, her expansive love, her unhesitating confidence, her sympathy with suffering, her conscientiousness, truthfulness, and hopefulness.
Page 398 - I understand now how something may be made out of this.' " It was now clear that he had the capacity and inclination to learn, that he was a proper subject for instruction, and needed only persevering attention. I therefore put him in the hands of an intelligent teacher, nothing doubting of his rapid progress.
Page 208 - youthful beauty died, The fair meek blossom that grew up and faded by my side; In the cold, moist earth we laid
Page 378 - and life was held by the feeblest tenure; but when a year and a half old, she seemed to rally; the dangerous symptoms subsided; and at twenty months old, she was perfectly well. " Then her mental powers, hitherto stinted in
Page 397 - signs, and to substitute for them the use of purely arbitrary ones. "Profiting by the experience I had gained in the other cases, I omitted several steps of the process before employed, and commenced at once with the
Page 272 - the book of Knowledge fair, presented with A. universal blank of nature's Works, to him expunged and 'rased.

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