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Lau·rer

(lowr'ĕr),
Johann F., German pharmacologist, 1798-1873. See: Laurer canal.
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Will it not be wiser to accept the society of those good ladies in Laura Place, and enjoy all the advantages of the connexion as far as possible?
Suppose we take them with us in the carriage, Laura, and let Mr.
Fairlie, and my half-sister Laura, had been living for years in this house; and I was away from them completing my education at a school in Paris.
I consented at once, and when Laura and I went out for our walk, we took the little girl (who is just eleven years old) to the school that very day.
Presently Laura ran against her, and at once began feeling her hands, examining her dress, and trying to find out if she knew her; but not succeeding in this, she turned away as from a stranger, and the poor woman could not conceal the pang she felt, at finding that her beloved child did not know her.
She then gave Laura a string of beads which she used to wear at home, which were recognised by the child at once, who, with much joy, put them around her neck, and sought me eagerly to say she understood the string was from her home.
The mother now sought to caress her, but poor Laura repelled her, preferring to be with her acquaintances.
Such are a few fragments from the simple but most interesting and instructive history of Laura Bridgman.
Like Laura Bridgman, this young child was deaf, and dumb, and blind.
Howe's account of this pupil's first instruction is so very striking, and so intimately connected with Laura herself, that I cannot refrain from a short extract.
and with Laura for an auxiliary, I sat down, and taking his hand, placed it upon one of them, and then with my own, made the letters KEY.
The perception of this relation was not accompanied by that radiant flash of intelligence, and that glow of joy, which marked the delightful moment when Laura first perceived it.