May 31, 1825, Newport, Rhode Island.

August 28, 1867, Newport, Rhode Island, of erysipelas.

Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Robinson was the son of Theophilus Dunn and Elizabeth Robinson Potter. He married twice, to Maria Stille and Mary Stiles.

A Presbyterian, Dunn graduated as valedictorian from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1843. From 1844 to 1846, he taught French and worked as a librarian at the university.

He then entered the Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. The Presbytery of New Brunswick licensed him in April 1847, and the Presbytery of West-Jersey ordained him November 1, 1848, as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Camden, New Jersey. In April 1851, he accepted the chair of Rhetoric and English Literature at Brown University. The university gave him a DD degree in 1864. His hymns were mainly translations from Latin and other sources.

  1. Attend, O Lord, My Daily Toil
  2. Help, Lord, Let Thy Blessing
  3. Jesus, Jesus, Visit Me
  4. Jesus, Our Fainting Spirits Cry
  5. Jesus, Whose Name the Angel Hosts
  6. No, No, It Is Not Dying
  7. We Sinners, Lord, with Earnest Heart

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