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FDA-A.647-2018

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Arthur Tempest Blakiston Dunn, 1892

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer

Description

Rectanuglar, portrait orientation plaque, with inscription in relief, a cross and two coats of arms

Comments

'A. T. B. DUNN MEMORIAL.
On Saturday afternoon, November 29, in the presence
of old pupils and other friends, a Brass in memory of
A. T. B. Dunn was unveiled in the Ante-chapel, during
an interval between those football matches in which he
always took so keen an interest, and often a prominent
part.
The Provost, after unveiling the Brass, spoke a few
words, which those who- were present will never forget.
He described Arthur Dunn's earnest and lovable charac-
ter, and his devotion to duty and loyalty to Eton,
and further his efforts to promote games among the
young men and boys of the poorer parts of London,
not only with a view to their physical improvement,
important as that was, but as being morally healthy.
He mentioned the Fund which was being raised in
memory of Arthur Dunn for the purchase of the
freehold of a playing field for such Londoners—a
Memorial than which none could be more fitting.
Finally, the Provost dwelt on the significance of this
ceremony being held in connection with St. Andrew's
Day, the lesson of which had long ago been given by
Cardinal Newman in a sermon preached on that anniversary,
and entitled "The World's Benefactors," the
point being that amongst the truest of these would be
found many who had been a blessing to others, but who
yet had made no noise in the world, and had left little or
no record.
The inscription on the Brass is as follows :—
ARTURUS TEMPEST
BLACKISTON DUNN,
Hujusce collegii et collegii
SS. Trinitatis apud
Cantabrigienses alumnus
vir strenuus simplex pius
omnibus Etonensibus
artissimo sodalicio conjunctus
Etonae suae si quis alius amans.
Ita ludis deditus
ut graviora vitae munera
nunquam negligeret
Juventutis fautor
Puerorum sibi commissorum
Usque ad ultimum vitae diem
custos et praeceptor indefessus
subita morte abreptus
in Christo obdorraivit.
Vicesimo die Februarii
A.S. MCMII. natus annos XXXXI.
Hoc amici desideratissimi
Monimenturn P.C.
nonnulli Etonenses.
Beati servi illi
quos cum venerit Dominus
Invenerit vigilantes.'

[Source: Eton College Chronicle, No.991, Saturday, December 4, 1902, p.207-208]

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Inscription

Lettering: ‘ARTURUS TEMPEST / BLACKISTON DUNN, / HUJUSCE COLLEGII ET COLLEGII / SS. TRINITATIS APUD / CANTABRIGIENSES ALUMNUS / VIR STRENUUS SIMPLEX PIUS / OMNIBUS ETONENSIBUS / ARTISSIMO SODALICIO CONJUNCTUS / ETONAE SUAE SI QUIS ALIUS AMANS. / ITA LUDIS DEDITUS / UT GRAVIORA VITAE MUNERA / NUNQUAM NEGLIGERET / JUVENTUTIS FAUTOR / PUERORUM SIBI COMMISSORUM / USQUE AD ULTIMUM VITAE DIEM / CUSTOS ET PRAECEPTOR INDEFESSUS / SUBITA MORTE ABREPTUS / IN CHRISTO OBDORRAIVIT. / VICESIMO DIE FEBRUARII / A.S. MCMII. NATUS ANNOS XXXXI. / HOC AMICI DESIDERATISSIMI / MONIMENTURN P.C. / NONNULLI ETONENSES. / BEATI SERVI ILLI / QUOS CUM VENERIT DOMINUS / INVENERIT VIGILANTES.'

Production

Person

Unknown (Artist)

Date

1892

History and association

References

• Lack, W., Stuchfield, H. Martin and Whittemore, P., The Monumental Brasses of Buckinghamshire, London: Monumental Brass Society, 1994 (p. 89, no. CXXIX)
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