History of South Boston: Formerly Dorchester Neck, Now Ward XII of the City of Boston

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Page 297 - For a while, she was much bewildered ; and after waiting about two weeks, until she became acquainted with her new locality, and somewhat familiar with the inmates, the attempt was made to give her knowledge of arbitrary signs, by which she could interchange thoughts with others.
Page 299 - After a while, instead of labels, the individual letters were given to her on detached bits of paper: they were arranged side by side so as to spell BOOK, KEY, &c.; then they were mixed up in a heap and a sign was made for her to arrange them herself so as to express the words BOOK, KEY, &c.; and she did so. 'Hitherto, the process had been mechanical, and the success about as great as teaching a very knowing dog a variety of tricks. The poor child had sat in mute amazement, and patiently imitated...
Page 289 - States : and also to make, have, and use, a common seal, and the same to break, alter, and renew, at their pleasure...
Page 50 - the rebels have done more in one night than my whole army would have done in a month :" and to Lord Dartmouth he wrote ; " It must have been the employment of at least twelve thousand men.
Page 39 - Twill have at length a far more active state. Yea, though with dust thy body soiled be, Yet at the resurrection we shall see A fair EDITION, and of matchless worth, Free from ERRATAS, new in Heaven set forth; 'Tis but a word from GOD, the great Creator, It shall be done when he saith JFmpritJtatur.
Page 63 - They were, indeed, at first a band of undisciplined husbandmen ; but it is, under God, to their bravery and attention to duty that I am indebted for that success which has procured me the only reward I wish to receive, the affection and esteem of my countrymen.
Page 48 - ... upon the vigor of our exertions ; in short, freedom or slavery must be the result of our conduct ; there can, therefore, be no greater inducement to men to behave well.
Page 59 - Egyptians, and took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel ; for the Lord fighteth for them against the Egyptians.
Page 191 - The fever raged during seven weeks ; "for five months she was kept in bed in a darkened room ; it was a year before she could walk unsupported, and two years before she could sit up all day.
Page 298 - There was one of two ways to be adopted : either to go on to build up a language of signs on the basis of the natural language which she had already commenced herself, or to teach her the purely arbitrary language in common use — that is — to give her a sign for every individual thing, or to give her a knowledge of letters by combination of which she might express her idea of the existence, and the mode and condition of existence, of anything. The former would have been easy, but very ineffectual;...

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