Sight and Hearing, how Preserved, and how Lost. By J. Henry Clark

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byJames Henry Clark

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856. Excerpt: ... estimate accurately the weight of the animal he was about to kill. Several have been eminently skilled in statuary and designing. There seems in truth to be a sort of compensating power, alike subtle in its resources and refined in its operation, by which a multitude of latent faculties and unheeded perceptions are called into activity, to supply the want of one great inlet of knowledge, and which, taken in the aggregate, n.nd fully developed, appear almost sufficient to fill up the blank which has been left by nature or produced by disease. "There are few things practicable by persons possessed of sight which have not been done by those who want it; while with regard to several, the balance of advantage is clearly in favor of the blind. REVELATIONS FROM THE LAND OF SILENCE. Rev. John Kitto, D.D., who lost entirely the sense of hearing at the age of twelve years, in consequence of a fall from a house-top, furnishes some very interesting facts in relation to this subject. So few among the deaf have ever been able to note their experiences, that this record is as rare as it is interesting. Dr. Kitto has obtained considerable celebrity as a theological writer. In that division of his "Lost Senses" devoted to the subject of deafness, he gives us a view of the interior life of the inhabitants of the land of silence. The picture is graphic and interesting. It will induce in the reader feelings of devout gratitude for the possession of the sense, and he will rise from the book with the impression that if he must lose the sense of hearing or seeing, he would even prefer the latter. " Encyclopedia Britannic." Says our author: "Any one who has spent a considerable portion of time, under peculiar, or, at least, undescribed, circumstances, must have been very unobse...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856. Excerpt: ... estimate accurately the weight of the animal he was about to kill. Several have been eminently skilled in statuary and designi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021755380X

ISBN - 13:9780217553803

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