1825–1867

Introduction

Born: May 31, 1825, New­port, Rhode Is­land.

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

Buried: Wor­ces­ter Rur­al Ce­me­te­ry, Wor­ces­ter, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Biography

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 1844–46, 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.

Sources

Lyrics

Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Dunn (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?